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AND DREAMS OF HOME - EN PASSANT PAR LA DEMEURE

JEAN-LOUP DARAUX
Introduction by JEAN-MICHEL WILMOTTE
Photographs by MARIO CIAMPI

HARDCOVER / 272 pages
24.5 x 30 cm, 9-1/2 x 11-3/4 in
300 color illustrations
ISBN-13: 978-1-905216-22-2

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DESCRIPTION

The words “en passant” express Jean-Loup Daraux’s approach to interior design. He creates simple yet elegant spaces that generate the impression everything was designed and rendered in passing or, as he says, “as if by magic.” En passant par la demeure is a vivid photographic tour of the noted French interior designer’s country home located in the south of France. Following a path through the house and garden Daraux comments on diverse subjects helping the reader to discover a few of the secrets that helped him design the house in a rich French country style. The book is divided into five sections; the first four correspond to the seasons of the year. The fifth section of the book, titled “En passant par le chantier,” includes intriguing vignettes of some of the painstaking restoration work and shows details of flooring, fabrics, and furniture used in the house. Specially commissioned photographs throughout the book masterfully convey the particular luminosity of each of the seasons.