Patterns of Portugal

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In this intimate collection, photographer and writer Christine Chitnis invites you on a journey through the sunbaked beaches, startling blue waters, bougainvillea-draped streets, tile-covered buildings, and lush green vineyards of Portugal. From the honeyed fields of Alentejo and sparkling shores of the Algarve to the heart of cosmopolitan Lisbon and verdant valleys of the Douro, Chitnis spent years traveling through Portugal with a camera in hand, capturing the vibrant colors and unique patterns woven throughout the country's culture, history, architecture, and traditions.

Organized into five colorful themes-Azul, Sun Bleached, Bougainvillea, Terracotta, and Verde-Patterns of Portugal features cultural and historical essays that explore the artistry of azulejos, the colorful ceramic tiles covering much of Portugal's architecture, the intricate embroidered details of traditional lavradeira costumes, and much more.

Filled with over 200 gorgeous photographs, Patterns of Portugal captures the timeless beauty and unique essence of this stunning region.

A vibrant tour of Portugal, featuring more than 200 photographs that bring to life one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

In this gorgeous book, writer and photographer Christine Chitnis invites you to celebrate the unique, timeless beauty of Portugal through the stunning designs and hues that define Portugal's countryside, coast, small towns, and cosmopolitan cities.

This collection features over 200 stunning photographs that illustrate the ways that color and pattern are woven into the very fabric of the country's culture, history, architecture, and traditions. Each section features insightful essays that explore the artistry of azulejos, the colorful ceramic tiles covering much of Portugal's architecture; the intricately embroidered details of traditional lavradeira costumes; the rich flavors of Portuguese cuisine, and so much more.

Throughout these vibrant pages, you'll discover the vivid stories behind each color and pattern, transporting you to the gorgeous fields of Alentejo, the sparkling waters of the Algarve, the busy streets of Lisbon, the lush valleys of the Douro, and beyond.