sábado, 28 de agosto de 2010

book | Marrakech : living on the edge of the desert

Marrakech : living on the edge of the desert / Massimo Listri, Daniel Rey.
Mulgrave, Victoria : Images, 2005.
239 p. : il.
ISBN 9781864701524*

Arquitectura islámica - Marruecos.
Biblioteca A-72.033.3 MAR

Marrakech is a place of contrasts: half African and half Andalusian. Amid its luxuriant palm groves, through the ochre-coloured streets of the canopied souks, Marrakech sultrily exudes architectural history. High walls protect havens waiting to be discovered as heavy cedar-wood doors yield to offer a glimpse of the delights of the town and

marketplaces. Deep within its gardens, vestiges of ancient splendour eerily reminiscent of ancient Babylon can be discovered. In the quiet angles, nooks and corners where one can hear just the murmuring of a fountain, it is easy to believe it is one of the last outposts of a forgotten Eden. So why not take a ride on the Marrakech Express that is this book?

Daniel Rey, architect and journalist, collaborates with FMR and AD magazines and compiles travel reports for “Cond Nast Traveller and Louis Vuitton City Guides”. Dividing his time between Rome and Marrakech, he teamed up with photographer Massimo Listri to create a book that will have readers reaching for it time and time again, rather like one of Marrakech's most famous exports.

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