Recommended Book: Living in Argentina by Taschen
South American splendor
A delirious romp through Argentina’s most beautiful and exceptional interiors
Argentina considers itself the most European of South American countries, and with good reason. The Argentinians have a strong connection to the old world; their achievements in design, filmmaking, literature, music, and art place them firmly in today’s global culture spotlight.When it comes to decorating, they have a great talent for bringing together the old and the new, with subtle touches of color and rich textiles, and incorporating the country’s beautiful landscapes in their architectural palette. Editor Angelika Taschen invites readers to pore over this selection of houses, apartments, ranches, polo grounds, and more, including an opulent century old opera house where Maria Callas sang as well as the homes of Francis Mallmann, the country’s most famous chef, Xul Solar, painter and close friend of the great Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges, and Juan Gatti, graphic designer for Pedro Almodóvar.
Born in Argentina, Ricardo Labougle left a promising career as an economist to become a photographer. He made his name shooting design and architecture for titles such as The World of Interiors, AD, Vogue, Elle Decor, Monocle and other publications. His work has been exhibited in galleries in Europe and South America.
Of Argentinean origin, Ana Cardinale lives in Paris and travels the world for international magazines. She is a regular contributor to the Elle Decor Italia, Elle Décoration France, Madame Figaro, The World of Interiors, AD France, and AD España.
Isabel de Estrada published in magazines around the world, including The World of Interiors, Casa Vogue, Elle, AD France, and AD España.
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.