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Patterns of Portugal : a journey through colors, history, tiles, & architecture / Christine Chitnis.

Chitnis, Christine, (author.).

"In this gorgeous book, writer and photographer Christine Chitnis invites you to celebrate the unique, timeless beauty of Portugal through the stunning designs and hues that define Portugal’s countryside, coast, small towns, and cosmopolitan cities.  This collection features over 200 stunning photographs that illustrate the ways that color and pattern are woven into the very fabric of the country’s culture, history, architecture, and traditions. Each section features insightful essays that explore the artistry of azulejos, the colorful ceramic tiles covering much of Portugal's architecture; the intricately embroidered details of traditional lavradeira costumes; the rich flavors of Portuguese cuisine, and so much more.  Throughout these vibrant pages, you’ll discover the vivid stories behind each color and pattern, transporting you to the gorgeous fields of Alentejo, the sparkling waters of the Algarve, the busy streets of Lisbon, the lush valleys of the Douro, and beyond."--Amazon

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593578193
  • ISBN: 0593578198
  • Physical Description: 285 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2024]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 283).
Formatted Contents Note:
Azul: azulejos: a brief history -- Sun bleached: the role of the church -- Bougainvillea: embroidery, weaving, and the clothing of Viana do Castelo -- Terra-cotta: Portuguese architecture -- Verde: cuisine: the influences and flavors.
Subject: Portugal > Pictorial works.
Tiles > Portugal > Pictorial works.
Architecture > Portugal.
Tiles > Portugal.
Tile facades > Portugal.
Decoration and ornament > Portugal.
Textile fabrics > Portugal.
Decoration and ornament > Portugal > History.
Architecture > Portugal > History.
Genre: Illustrated works.

Available copies

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at RACC.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Status Due Date Courses
RACC DP519 .C46 2024 (Text) 33624024977355 New Non-Fiction Checked Out 07/23/2024

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