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Patterns of Portugal : a journey through colors, history, tiles, and architecture

ISBN: 9780593578193
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed (UBD)
Origin: US
Release Date: February, 2024

Book Details

A vibrant tour of Portugal, featuring more than 200 photographs that bring to life one of the most beautiful countries in the world. In this gorgeous book, writer and photographer Christine Chitnis invites you to celebrate the unique, timeless beauty of Portugal through the stunning designs and hues that define Portugal’s countryside, coast, small towns, and cosmopolitan cities. This collection features over 200 stunning photographs that illustrate the ways that colour and pattern are woven into the very fabric of the country’s culture, history, architecture, and traditions. Each section features insightful essays that explore the artistry of azulejos, the colourful ceramic tiles covering much of Portugal’s architecture; the intricately embroidered details of traditional lavradeira costumes; the rich flavours of Portuguese cuisine, and so much more. Throughout these vibrant pages, you’ll discover the vivid stories behind each colour and pattern, transporting you to the gorgeous fields of Alentejo, the sparkling waters of the Algarve, the busy streets of Lisbon, the lush valleys of the Douro, and beyond.