Tuesday, June 1, 2010

a summer sojourn

It is time to leave this space for a bit. Distant shores have beckoned. I will be back later this month with a few palace gardens, and a country house or two to share.

Here are some of the things on my current reading list:

* Heimerick Tromp, Private Country Houses in the Netherlands (1997)

* John Loughman and John Michael Montias, Public and Private Spaces: Works of Art in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Houses (2000)

* Mariët Westermann, Art & Home: Dutch Interiors in the Age of Rembrandt (2003)

* Simon Schama, The Embarrassment of Riches (1987)

Be well.

9 comments:

Elsbeth said...

Hi Janet,
Just came to your site via via, and think will come back later for your house tours!

Also, noticed that *somehow* you're into Dutch architecture? Your reading list reminds me of home - in a good way!

Gretchen said...

Safe travels!

glp said...

have a wonderful time!

Anonymous said...

Miss you already.~MIR

home before dark said...

Taking a bit of a walk about are we? Hope you find great adventures, wonderful images to captures, and foodie to foodie: great newness to sample.

p.s. is that's word id posing as lord of the universe again. today's is gardi...as in little gardens you'll be exploring as well?

LINDA from EACH LITTLE WORLD said...

Why do I feel you are departing for the Netherlands? I will have to take a look at these titles as Dutch domestic architecture is as wonderful in its own way as English. If you are, indeed, heading that way, I hope you have a chance to see some contemporary gardens. The most innovative design is coming out of the Netherlands.

BWS said...

Godspeed...

smilla4blogs said...

Happy shooting....missing you!!!

Anonymous said...

So happy for you - I can't wait to hear all about your adventure - and meeting JDH . . .thank you for the great book list -adding these to my wish list. KDM