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AT HOME IN SRI LANKA. Tom Sykes. Thames and Hudson Inc., New York, 2016. 208 pp. with 307 col. ills. 29 x 27 cm. LC 2015-953615 ISBN 9780500518403 In English.
Publisher's description: A decade after the publication of Living in Sri Lanka, photographer James Fennell revisits the "Paradise Isle" in search of what makes a great Sri Lankan home. Traveling with writer Tom Sykes, he has visited numerous houses and taken thousands of photographs, as well as interviewing owners, interior decorators, architects, stylists, and designers. Collectively, the twenty-six exemplary properties showcased in this book capture the essence of elegant Sri Lankan living. Sri Lanka is a place of geographic and cultural contrasts, qualities that are reflected in its extreme weather. The best Sri Lankan architecture is structurally versatile, using features such as overhanging roofs, slatted walls, and courtyards to cope with intense sunshine and sudden downpours in equal measure. Climatic factors also dominate the interiors of even the most luxurious homes: valuable antiques and art give way to simple pieces of furniture, batiks, prints, and artfully crafted cushions, with color or shadow used creatively to enliven expansive walls.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — Sri Lanka (Ceylon) — Post-2000 — Interior Design
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 171383
Hardcover $45.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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