At Home in Greece
Julia KlimiISBN: 0500511659; 9780500511657;
Book Description An inspirational collection of homes, from the one-room cubic Cycladic houses that inspired Le Corbusier to imposing Venetian towers and houses integrated into the surrounding rocks. Invaded over the centuries by Romans, Venetians, and Turks?and now tourists?Greece has always managed to retain its distinctive qualities. Julia Klimi's stunning photographs of domestic interiors, specially taken over a period of several years, capture the quintessential Greek style, while pointing out rich regional variations. Outside spaces, many with views of the sea, are also featured, from verandas merging into swimming pools and shaded marble paths leading to secret gardens, to courtyards surrounded by olive trees?all suffused with the astonishing light of the eastern Mediterranean. Thirty-five houses are featured in eight geographical sections: The Dodecanese (Rhodes, Symi, Astypalaia, Patmos); Crete; The Cyclades (Santorini, Serifos, Paros, Mykonos,...