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The Private Realm of Marie-Antoinette Marie-France Boyer

The Private Realm of Marie-Antoinette By Marie-France Boyer

The Private Realm of Marie-Antoinette by Marie-France Boyer


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This work turns away from official portraits and great historical events to rediscover the private places and objects that reflect Marie Antoinette's personality. Photographs reveal the apartments and gardens at Rambouillet, Versailles and Fontainebleau and the queen's favourite objects.

The Private Realm of Marie-Antoinette Summary

The Private Realm of Marie-Antoinette by Marie-France Boyer

Marie Antoinete has been romanticized as the matyred queen and vilified as the Austrian whose extravagance and foreign sympathies fired the French Revolution. She has also been admired as the personnification of the 18th-century style: in retreat from the stifling protocol of the French court and in pursuit of her own personal tastes, she created her own personal domain,cultivating a new royal style that was the epitome of elegance. This work turns aside from the official portraits and the great historical events to rediscover the private places and objects that reveal Marie Antoinette's personality. Photograhs reveal in detail the apartments and gardens at Rambouillet, Versailles and Fontainebleau - designed and furnished by the most gifted artisans and craftsmen, among them the cabinet-makers Riesner and Sene and the archeitect Mique.

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GOR011303996
9780500016909
0500016909
The Private Realm of Marie-Antoinette by Marie-France Boyer
Used - Like New
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
19960304
112
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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