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Baltic Homes

Inspirational Interiors from Northern Europe

Solvi dos Santos, Laura Gutman-Hanhivaara

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A tour of more than twenty exceptional houses from this intriguing area of northern Europe


Extraordinary seascapes, a rigorous climate, a fascinating amalgamation of cultures, endless summer days and long winter nights – these are just some of the factors that have combined to determine the distinctive architecture and way of living that are the essence of Baltic style.

Baltic Homes features over twenty houses from this fascinating part of northernmost Europe, painting a sometimes nostalgic, sometimes resolutely modern picture of the area. It includes villas from the late nineteenth century, fishermen’s cottages, farms and manor houses and contemporary homes designed to fit their natural environment.

With over 260 colour photographs by distinguished photographer Sølvi dos Santos, this engrossing and seductive book is the perfect window onto a distinctive and beautiful way of life.

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'A lavish visual tour … there are beautiful, evocative shots of the landscape and enough background text to give a true flavour of each place'
The Evening Standard

'Offers something genuinely new … artful and absorbing, inviting pleasant reappraisal of a region little known in this context'
House & Garden

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 28.7 x 23.9 cm

Extent: 224 pp

Illustrations: 262

Publication date: 5 October 2009

ISBN: 9780500288436

Contents List

Features 22 houses by country: Sweden (7) • Germany (3) • Finland (4) • Poland (1) • Denmark (1) • Russia (2) • Latvia (1) Lithuania (1) • Estonia (2)

About the Author

Solvi dos Santos is one of the world’s best-known lifestyle photographers. Her many publications include At Home in Turkey, Simply Contemporary, Contemporary Natural and Baltic Homes, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Laura Gutman-Hanhivaara is a French art historian based in Helsinki.

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