The Way We Live

The Way We Live

In the City

  1. Stafford Cliff
  2. Photographs by Gilles de Chabaneix
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  • ISBN 9780500513361
  • 23.50 x 22.00 cm
  • PLC (with jacket)
  • 256pp
  • 363 Illustrations, 363 in colour
  • First published 2007
‘So much more than an interiors book … a truly international view of urban living’ – The Times

Beyond and behind the life of the streets lie the private spaces – interiors and rooms where the tastes and aspirations of individuals are reflected in the design and arrangement of objects set among different colours, textures, materials and finishes.

Cross-cultural comparisons and connections are made throughout this wonderful book, giving a truly international view of the city experience, and creating a compilation of inspirational ideas for stylish urban living.

City Homes looks at city dwelling throughout the world.
City Spaces focuses on the details of city living: the places we devote to cooking, eating and sleeping.
City Surfaces is a study of interior decoration: colour, texture and materials.
City Detail demonstrates how even restricted spaces can be made inviting: arrangements of art and objects; ‘cabinets of curiosities’; storage space; external decoration.
City Life is an amazing photo essay of cityscapes around the world: buildings, street life, communities.

Stafford Cliff was formerly Creative Director of the Conran Design Group in London. He is the co-author and art director of the titles in the Style book series, also published by Thames & Hudson. Gilles de Chabaneix was one of France’s most prominent photographers of design and lifestyle.