This book marries Stafford Cliff’s unerring eye with the remarkable photography of Gilles de Chabaneix to present a catalogue of opportunities for getting the best out of a life by and on the sea.
Seaside Architecture holiday villas in France; stone cottages in Scottish fishing villages; beach huts in Mexico; cabins in the Caribbean; new apartment developments in California.
The Extended Aspect how seaside and seafront dwellers have approached the problem of linking homes with the sea: terraces, decking, jetties, platforms and private beaches.
Seaside Colours & Materials looks at the creative use of the colours, materials and textures we traditionally associate with the sea: whites, blues, greens, bleached wood, pebbled effects, dappled glass.
Washed Up looks at opportunities to use the rich pickings of the seashore and coastal waters to practical and decorative effect – the flotsam and the fruits of the sea.
Life Afloat is a sequence of images of the ultimate experiences of living by the sea: from houses actually built out over the water to life aboard private boats.
Every opportunity to make cross-cultural comparisons and connections is taken and all sections are fully cross-referenced and indexed, to give a dynamic compilation of solutions to creating one’s own ideal place by the sea.
Stafford Cliff was formerly Creative Director of the Conran Design Group in London. He is the author of many books, including this book’s precursors, The Way We Live and The Way We Live Alfresco, both published by Thames & Hudson.
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Comments about The Way We Live : By The Sea:
Such a delightful book to have around the house, stunning photographs, great for a dreamy afternoon's read with a cup of tea or glass of wine....by the sea.
Series: Way We Live... Ser.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: February 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 23.1 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 1.38
Edition Number: 1