Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Vendome Press recently sent me new release"Exotic Taste - Orientalist Interiors". I had to set aside some quality time to look over and visually digest the lush photos and fascinating text. It was a bit like sitting down to a 6 course meal. Most definitely not the kind of experience you want to rush through, as you couldn't possibly appreciate all the details in the photos and the wealth of information contained in the pages.

For those interested in Chinoiserie, you will especially enjoy this book as author Emmanuelle Gaillard provides a rich and educational background on design influences from not only the Far East and China, but India and the Islamic world also. The above photo of the porcelain cabinet at Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin gives a mere glimpse into just how amazing and sumptuous most of these interiors are (and I thought my mom was into her blue and white china!)  You will thoroughly relish feasting on the wonderful photos by Marc Walter and adding this to your personal design library for ongoing reference and enjoyment. Ask for it at your local bookstore or find it for sale online here.


Atelier de Chiqui said...

Wow, i like your book :)

Unknown said...

What a lovely book! I love displaying them!

Natasha @ Northern Light Design said...

uhhhh.... thinking I might have to look this book up!!!

Karena said...

It looks to be a wonderful read Anne!

Hope you are having a great week.

Art by Karena

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, I've got to find this book. I designed a mirror for a wood worker who uses the last living chinoiserie artists in California to make it and I loved it so much I couldn't part with it! I'd love to learn more about the art. Thanks so much for this post!

xo Mary Jo

Claudia Lane said...

exotic and it!

Have a great day Anne
Claudia xo

Renée Finberg said...

i would love this book.

love to you!