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Saturday, March 25, 2017

A Wedding in Italy by Tilly Tennant

Kate lives in Rome, rents a flat, and she has a wonderful Italian boyfriend. However, she has many problems. Her landlord is troublesome; she hasn't got a job; and her boyfriend's old girlfriend and his sister want to make life difficult for her. How will she get through all this?

This was perfect light reading while in Italy with a beautiful Italian setting. Kate and Alessandro are like able and the setting is described charmingly. However, I found the writing rather wordy. Tighter editing may have helped.

I received this free ebook from Net Galley in return for an honest review.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Art Deco Interiors by Henry Delacroix Dover Publications

These designs are a modern minimalist's dream! They include pictures of living rooms, salons, bathrooms and furniture. They are mostly rather stark, sparsely furnished and brightly-coloured. I much prefer the more ornate Art Nouveau and several of these rooms struck me as rather mannish. I am also far from being a minimalist. However, these images are so modern that they are still suitable for buildings today!

Some of the bathrooms, salons and dressing-rooms are quite pretty and Parisian. This book is certainly worth buying, if only for these pictures. It is an excellent book for historians of interior design as well.

I received this free ebook from Net Galley in return for an honest review.


Saturday, March 04, 2017

Art Nouveau Architecture R Beauclair, M I Gradl

These beautiful plates feature wonderful aspects of this revolutionary architecture including Grand staircases, wrought iron balconies, ornate mantels and intricate storefronts. Bright colours, floral and insect motifs and fancy apartment facades are also shown.

Anyone interested in art and the Edwardian era will enjoy this book.

I received this free book from Net Galley in return for an honest review.