Empire Splendor: French Taste in the Age of Napoleon by Bernard Chevallier, Marc Walter

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Empire Splendor: French Taste in the Age of Napoleon
Title:
Empire Splendor: French Taste in the Age of Napoleon
Author:
Bernard Chevallier, Marc Walter
ISBN:
0865651965
ISBN13:
978-0865651968
Size PDF:
1303 kb
Size epub:
1243 kb
Publisher:
Vendome Press; First Edition edition (October 1, 2008)
Language:
English
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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.

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