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Marrakesh by Design

Marrakesh by Design

Moroccan design, from the tiled floors to the colored walls, sculpted ceilings, embroidered fabrics, Berber tents, fountains, gardens, and more

In a world filled with beige interiors, Morocco is the perfect antidote: a refuge for addicts of saturated color, a haven for devotees of intricate pattern, a destination for admirers of striking architecture. For anyone who wants to add Morocco’s spicy design mix into their own home, Maryam Montague, the personality behind the award-winning b

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  3 Responses to “Marrakesh by Design”

  1. 22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Beautiful Book!, May 4, 2012
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    This review is from: Marrakesh by Design (Hardcover)

    Marrakesh by Design is a stylish and infomative book with some stunning pictures. I read it from cover to cover since it arrived yesterday. Unlike other design books, this one is actually a useful addition to our library. Of course it looks beautiful on the coffee table too!

    I particularly like part III of the book on sourcing, which catalogues the very best of Moroccan products. We are not talking about mass produced souvenirs, but rather individually hand crafted collectables with the artisanal skills that are disappearing quickly theses days.

    I highly recommend this book only to those with discerning taste, and to those who love to live surrounded by beauty!

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  2. 11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Timeless design from Morocco, May 8, 2012
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    Jamil Idun Ogde “x_storme” (Miami, FL United States) –
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    This review is from: Marrakesh by Design (Hardcover)

    Timeless is a great way to describe the style of Marrakesh and all the designs that the author presents in this book. The very impressive design versatility from Morocco is apparent on every page.

    The photography is truly amazing. The work thoroughly researched and beautifully presented with flavors of Moroccan architecture, beauty, culture and design. A wealth of how-to ideas for interior design and architecture also make this book very practical.

    Highly recommended for anyone interested in Moroccan design. Maryam Montague’s work is truly inspirational.

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  3. 36 of 48 people found the following review helpful
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    It’s a book on “how to” categories and not much more!, May 14, 2012
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    B. Olson (Brookline, MA, USA) –
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    This review is from: Marrakesh by Design (Hardcover)

    This book is NOT for the serious traveler, or anyone really interested in design.
    It is geared to the person who has never left home but wants to appear to have seen the world. It includes many “how to” categories such as How to stencil a floor, How to make a coffee table from a window, How to dye a concrete floor, How to make mint tea, and more. It is all superficial and has very little to do with Morocco. You’ll understand more about Morocco from reading a travel guide.

    As a registered architect, I have traveled to Morocco a few times. This book “Marrakesh by Design” gives the reader very little flavor of the TRUE Morocco. I would recommend the two Thames and Hudson publications – Morocco Modern, and Living in Morocco, which are a much better choice for understanding the culture and the visuals. If you want to learn how to make mint tea … read a book on making tea, and not this one. Please note that I do NOT work for or represent any book publisher.

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