||Country Houses of Tuscany (Taschen Specials)
From San Gimignano to the rugged Maremma coastline, this collection explores 20 Tuscan homes. The book explores the interiors, the inhabitants, the surrounding landscape and even some of the homeowners favourite recipes. What a gem this book is. If you are at all familiar with the Dutch painters of the 17th Century - Vermeer, De Hooch and others - this book will bring joy to your heart. Lavishly illustrated, with minimal text, it brings to life the world of these wonderful painters. All the itimacy and warmth, the shapes, forms and colours of these Dutch masters are explored through real life Dutch homes. Both those that have been preserved intact from the 17th Century and those where the owner has endevoured to re-create the feel, the light and the shapes of these wonderful old interiors.