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An Island Sanctuary: A House in Greece

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | An Island Sanctuary: A House in Greece.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    John Stefanidis(Author)

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This illustrated tour of the Patmos home of John Stefanidis offers readers ideas for achieving a Mediterranean style. It begins by entering the house at ground level, then moves through an inviting entrance hall and a beautiful parlor before continuing to the upper floors. Throughout it emphasizes living outdoors as much as indoors.

'A beguiling story hides in the heart of this book... The book is a vivid portrait of the place that John Stefanidis has built on those promising foundations, and of its island setting... The photographs that make up the bulk of this handsome book are as good as they get...' --World of Interiors, July 2010

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Book details

  • PDF | 208 pages
  • John Stefanidis(Author)
  • Rizzoli International Publications; 01 edition (1 Mar. 2010)
  • English
  • 2
  • Art, Architecture & Photography

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  • By Polly d on 13 July 2010

    Besides being a sumptuous and beautiful book with photographs and drawings which evoke Greece on every page, this account of one man's obsession with the island of Patmos is finely and vibrantly written. The writer Susanna Moore and John Stefanidis, a brilliant designer and decorator, have collaborated on the text which tells the story of how he and his companion Teddy Millington Drake journeyed to Patmos in 1963, climbed to the almost deserted village of Chora and there bought an abandoned 16th century house stretching across the side of a hill. The house is now ravishing but in its making Stefanidis did not just restore a house - he restored an island, reviving skills of stone and brick and decoration that were fast vanishing. Susanna Moore's complementary text is both erudite and fascinating and Stefanidis' final paragraph on what makes a house a home is memorable.

  • By A. M. Nicol on 12 May 2010

    This book not only conjures up hot afternoons on a whitewashed terrace overlooking the Aegean, sipping local wine, but also leads one to discover the history of the island and its importance in world history - something I had not realised before. A great book to dip into, sitting in cold London!

  • By RAGWORT on 10 May 2010

    A beautiful, comfortable house which sits easily in the landscape, embellished with momentoes from many travels and a wonderful blending of styles and furniture antique, contemporary and local. The story of John Stefanidis' discovery of Patmos, its history and the development of the house and garden is beautifully told and illustrated. A masterclass in design by the Master!

  • By Anna Mathias on 9 June 2010

    I treasure this book for both its evocative pictures and wonderful ideas. Although it captures all the radiance of the Patmian light, John Stefanidis' superlative eye gives you a clue as to how to be courageous with combining beautiful things in quirky and serene spaces.

  • By V. Mcdonaugh on 16 May 2010

    The photographs in this book give me a proper idea of colour and space in this lovely house.Go to page 100 when you have bought the book and just look at the brilliance of the blue striped cushhions against the whitewashed walls,the mass of flowers and beyond a plain stone table.Indeed every page is a delight,views of the country surrounding the house and the garden are breathtaking.I particularly like the juxtaposition of Millington -Drake paintings with the photographs.I can recommend this book to anyone interested in the art of perfection.

  • By Miss Emma Thompson on 8 February 2016

    This is a really beautiful book. I love that a floor plan of the property was included - makes it so much easier to understand. I've been able to visualise it so well I feel like I've been there! Stunning. X

  • By Racey on 13 July 2013

    A beautifully illustrated book just to look at but also a good read about the authors discovery of this then derelict farmhouse and his conversion of it into the dream house it is now.

  • By P. R. R. Mansel on 20 April 2010

    a house at a cross roads of countries, cultures and characters. makes you want to go there at once.

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