Nestled in the south of France, bordering the Mediterranean sea,
is a magical region of the world renowned for its lavender fields, fine
cuisine, golden sun, and dreamy landscapes. This land, known as
Provence, has inspired such writers and artists as Alphonse Daudet,
Frédéric Mistral, and Vincent Van Gogh. Paul Cezanne loved the region’s
Mount Sainte Victoire so much that he immortalized it in his famous
paintings; his Provence studio, which still looks the same as it did
over one hundred years ago, is featured herein, as is the house where
Mistral, 1904 Nobel prize-winner, lived and wrote. Also included are
photographs of the famous Hotel Nord-Pinus in Arles where Jean Cocteau
sojourned and Picasso stayed when he came to see the bullfights.
Bringing together the region’s most remarkable interiors, classical and
contemporary, this book paints a gorgeous picture of Provençal living.
The author: Barbara & René Stoeltie both began their
careers as artists and gallery owners. With René as photographer and
Barbara as writer, they have been collaborating on interior design
articles since 1984, contributing to such inﬂuential magazines as Vogue, The World of Interiors, AD, Elle, House and Garden, Country Living and House Beautiful.
The editor: Angelika Taschen
studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her
doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987 to 2010, she has
published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design,
travel, and lifestyle.