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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Alfresco draws on the remarkable photography of Gilles de Chabaneix to present
a marvellous evocation of the delights of living alfresco around the world.
This catalogue of opportunities for getting the best out of outdoor lifestyles
is reflected in the following sections: Outside the Home is all about
reclaiming nature: how we impose ourselves on the areas around our homes, from
terraces in Corsica to gardens in Provence and parks in Scotland. Transitional
Spaces looks at the more elaborate structures we create to facilitate our
enjoyment of the outdoors, while still remaining close to the comforts of our
homes: verandas, terraces, patios and backyards. Rooms Outside surveys the many
types of building specifically created away from the main home for the
enjoyment of an outdoor lifestyle: garden pavilions in Bali and Mauritius,
summer-houses in Stockholm. Bringing the Outside In illustrates the many types
of found objects of the alfresco world - stones, bones, wood, dried fruit and
flowers - which can make fascinating and original additions to any domestic
environment. Living Outside is a celebration of the ultimate goal of an
alfresco lifestyle - the ability to carry out all the activities associated
with normal domestic life outside the home - eating, cooking, sleeping, bathing
all seem strangely more interesting and exciting in the open air, as do visits
to markets and restaurants, also included in this section