A celebration of the uniquely vibrant architecture and interiors of classic and new Spanish-style houses in thesouthwestern and southernUnited States, Mexico, andSpain. Casa Bohemia showcases a collection of some of the most beautifully preserved Spanishstylehouses, fromrestoredhaciendas in Mexico toearly and recent 20th centuryCaliforniamission styles.
Twenty-nineresidences built between the late seventeenth century and the present day are featured in new, stunning color photography that captures architectural details inside and out and enchanting Spanish, Moorish, Europeanand Mexican antique furnishings, artifacts, and crafts.Author Linda Leigh Paul traces the history of Spanishstylearchitecture from its Iberian sources to the development of the Mission style in theAmericasto the still-flourishing Spanish Revival and Mediterranean styles, and endlessly rich details, including ornate wrought-iron, wood balconies, crafted glass, colorful tilesandtextiles, and graceful arches. But what all of the houses featured in Casa Bohemia have in common though they range across centuries and places as diverse as San Miguel de Allende, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Hollywood, Malibu, Texas, andWyoming is a visual richness andvitalitythat emerges from the distinctive approaches to preservation and decoration found in each."
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The Spanish-Style House