L'Afrique, c'est chic

We’ve searched far and wide, through Africa’s deserts and jungles, cities and wildlife reserves, islands and mountains, to uncover the continent’s most inspirational dwellings; our goal was to find the kind of interiors that defy description, and we think the results will definitely leave you speechless. Nestled within these pages you’ll find lush modern homes mingling with mud huts, funky artists’ studios, elegant lodges, minimalist houses, ornate traditional homes, townships and much more—all lovingly built and decorated with sensitivity, creativity, craftsmanship, individuality, and sensuality. Inside Africa captures the beauty and diversity of African living.

Beautifully bound with an African tribal motif cloth cover

Highlights include:
• Italian sisters Carla and Franka Sozzani’s fairy-tale palace in the Medina of Marrakech
• shoe designer Christian Louboutin’s modest-yet-elegant Cairo home
• a lodge in Tanzania whose interior columns are formed by the trees around which it was built
• multi-level terracotta Troglodyte dwellings in Tunisia
• opulent mosaics, breathtaking courtyards and rooftop lounges in Marrakech

Countries featured:
Botswana, Egypt, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, Réunion, Seychelles, Tanzania, and Tunisia
The photographer:
Deidi von Schaewen, who has lived in Paris for thirty years, is a contributor to a range of international periodicals and a filmmaker, and has published numerous books. Her publications with TASCHEN include Indian Interiors, Fantasy Worlds, Gardens of Provence, and Inside Africa.

The authors:
After 10 years as reporter around the world for French press, Frédéric Couderc worked for the French television station Canal +. Specialized in Africa, he recently published his first novel, Prince Ebene, the story of a black prince in the court of Louis XIV. He has also contributed to Elle and Elle décoration magazines.  

After ten years in fashion as a stylist, Laurence Dougier discovered the world of architecture and decoration in South Africa, where she lived for three years. Returning to Paris, she became a journalist and stylist, freelancing for magazines such as A&D, Elle décoration, and Côté Sud.

The editor:
Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987 to 2010, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.
Inside Africa 1 (Jumbo)

Inside Africa 1

Deidi von Schaewen, , , Angelika Taschen
Hardcover, 9.4 x 12.4 in., 448 pages
$ 59.99

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  • Reviews
„Two books uncovering the magnificient style, design and architecture of the African continent, Inside Africa is a mind-blowing experience. Vol 1 covers East and North Africa, exploring its distinctive Islamic influences, while Vol 2 travels West and down to South Africa, both revealing interiors beyond description. Dwellings range from the most luxurious modern homes to simple mud huts, artists’ studios, townships, minimalist houses and many more. A huge step away from the tired stereotypes, these beautiful books paint Africa as a magical place swamped with creativity and wonder.”
— Touch Magzaine, London, United Kingdom
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