Swahili Chic : Living in Style on the East African Coast

By: Jordan, Bibi

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Swahili Chic unveils an exotic approach to gracious living from a 2,000-year-old culture rich in beauty and sophistication. In this gloriously illustrated book, world traveler and style expert Bibi Jordan introduces Swahili "shule"--the Swahili school of design, architecture, and graceful living that instills a sense of simplicity, sensuality, and spirituality to any interior. Travel from the coral atoll islands of East Africa to the warm trade winds of the Indian Ocean and discover the land where African kings, Arabian sultans, Chinese sailors, American whalers, and French pirates met to trade jewels, spices, and colorful fabrics.
Swahili Chic features the sensual coral palaces and historic traveler's inns of UNESCO world heritage sites Lamu and Zanzibar, as well as the romantic seaside cottages and eco-adventure resorts of Mombasa and Malindii. Individual chapters detail each region's rich culture and history, and highlight the most intriguing and inspirational aspects of the region's decor, making this an ideal book for the decorator, the armchair traveler, and the globetrotting adventurer. The final section features Bibi Jordan's expert guidance to integrating aspects of Swahili Chic into any decor, bringing the beauty, color, and grace of this timeless culture to the modern home, wherever in the world it may be.

Title: Swahili Chic : Living in Style on the East African Coast

Author Name: Jordan, Bibi

Categories: Interior Design & Decoration,

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 2007

ISBN Number: 0500513554

ISBN Number 13: 9780500513552

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Nr. Fine

Jacket Condition: Nr. Fine

Seller ID: 016425

Description: A new, urnead book with unfortunate bump to upper front spine and corresponding damage to D/W (now protected). Internally fine. Foreword by Dr. Richard Leakey. "Unveils an exotic approach to gracius living, from a 2,000-year-old culture rich in beauty and sophistication."

Keywords: DECORATION AND ORNAMENT,