We have tirelessly traveled through the countrysides of Sweden, Ireland, England, Holland, France, Greece, Tuscany, Majorca, and Greece in search of the best examples of rural homes that reflect the tradition and culture of their inhabitants. Many inspirational TASCHEN books have been born from these excursions, but this one is the first to combine examples from all of the different countries we have explored. In 400 pages of luxurious photographs, including details and descriptions, this new book affords fans of country living all the inspiration and diversity they could desire.
Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN since 1987, she has published numerous titles on the themes of architecture, photography, design, and contemporary art.
Barbara and Rene' Stoeltie both began their careers as artists and gallery owners. With Rene' as photographer and Barbara as writer, they have been collaborating on interior design articles since 1984, contributing to such influential magazines as Vogue, The World of Interiors, AD, Elle, House and Garden, Country Living and House Beautiful