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Empire Splendor: French Taste in the Age of Napoleon (Hardback)

Carter Ratcliff

Edité par Vendome Press, United States, 2008
ISBN 10: 0865651965 / ISBN 13: 9780865651968
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Titre : Empire Splendor: French Taste in the Age of ...

Éditeur : Vendome Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2008

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. France s Empire period, guided by the grand visions of the Emperor Napoleon, was one of the most sumptuous and creative epochs in French art, architecture, and decoration. By 1800, Neoclassical architects Percier and Fontaine had left an indelible mark on the Imperial residences and on the palatial homes of the country s leading families. The elegant decorative sensibility of this period reflected a nostalgia for the treasures of ancient Rome and Egypt and resulted in the creation of stunning, opulent interiors to match equally regal facades. Empire Splendor is a gorgeous photographic odyssey through France s most splendid Neoclassical residences, including extravagant chateaus, beautiful urban palaces, and Napoleon s official domiciles. Renowned curator Bernard Chevallier leads a detailed, room-by-room tour through the finest Empire antechambers, bedrooms, libraries, salons, and beyond. This is a captivating visual experience for historians, decorators, and art lovers alike. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9780865651968

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