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The Way We Live

With the Things We Love

Stafford Cliff

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A visually thrilling exploration of the way people around the world live with the things they love

Overview

Collecting is an art form, and our homes are the intimate museums where we display our treasures – and with them, aspects of ourselves. Stafford Cliff and Gilles de Chabaneix offer a fascinating compilation of images that celebrate the ways in which we integrate our favourite decorative objects into our homes.

From the lavish display of expensive and cherished antiques to the imaginative use of found objects, the collection showcases Gilles de Chabaneix’s gift for photographing revealing remarkable interiors throughout the world.

Flea Market
The display and storage of objects found by chance in street markets

Tribal
Decoration and detail from ethnic art around the world

Art Home
Imaginative displays of prints, photographs, paintings and sculpture

Antiques
The best use of your most treasured possessions

Religious
The decorative iconography of votive images and artefacts

Rustic
The charm of found objects from nature

Kitchenalia
Pre-plastic-era culinary paraphernalia and its decorative possibilities

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Reviews

'A veritable smorgasbord of eclectic inspiration … Filled with ideas for the magpie within you'
House & Garden

'A fabulous reference point for those craving a comfy-chic setting and lived-in aesthetic'
The Essential Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom Magazine

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Further Details

Specifications

Format: PLC (with jacket)

Size: 23.5 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 256 pp

Illustrations: 296

Publication date: 23 March 2009

ISBN: 9780500514610

Contents List

Introduction • 1. Fleamarket: Random effects gained from objects found in markets • 2. Tribal: Decoration and detail from ethnic art around the globe • 3. Art House: The domestic display of prints, photographs, watercolours and oils • 4. Antiques: The best use of your most treasured possessions • 5. Religious: The decorative iconography of votive images and artefacts • 6. Rustic: The charm of found objects from nature • 7. Kitchenalia: Pre-plastic-era culinary paraphernalia and its decorative possibilities

About the Author

Stafford Cliff was formerly Creative Director of the Conran Design Group in London.

List of Contributors

Gilles de Chabaneix