Stay posted for my give away later today and have a great day!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
I was taken with the name --after all, who wouldn't take a second look at book named Exotic Taste? But this new work by art historian Emmanuelle Gaillard (Vendome Press) is so much more than a provocative title. Exotic Taste: Orientalist Interiors utilizes an exquisite combination of illustrations and photography, taking the reader on a journey through the alluring and extravagant style of Orientalism. The pictures are rapturous; elaborate images of the Far East, India, and the Islamic world provide fresh inspiration for all design enthusiasts. I've read through the book several times and have dog-eared The Splendour of the Near East section; it's filled with photos of beautiful mosaic frieze and ceramic majolica tiles in Orientalist motifs that are spellbinding. Enjoy a peek at Exotic Taste!