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Symbols of Power: Napoleon and the Art of the Empire Style, 1800-1815

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A landmark in the history of the decorative arts and an essential reference, "Symbols of Power" is a comprehensive look at Napoleons majestic Empire Style. No ruler in the history of the world has been more aware of the capacity of symbolism to propagate power than Napoleon I; and to support his new vision he sponsored a program of arts that proclaimed France the New Rome. Superb photographs, many taken expressly for this volume, exhibit gorgeous objects decorated with a wealth of antique motifscolumns, arches, laurel wreathes, acanthus leaves, eagles, Egyptian hieroglyphscreated by master French furniture-makers, silversmiths, jewelers, and porcelain and textile manufacturers. Figures of Fame and Victory abound, and furniture, vases, porcelains, and even silverware display an antique style that projects the aura of imperial majesty.

About the Author

Odile Nouvel-Kammerer is the Curator of Nineteenth-Century Art at the Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris. She has authored numerous publications and also teaches the history of interior design and furniture at the cole Camondo's school of interior architecture and design.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810992955
Subtitle:
Napoleon and the Art of the Empire Style, 1800-1815
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Manufactured by:
Hna Books
Manufactured:
Hna Books
Author:
Nouvel, Odile
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Decoration & Ornament
Subject:
European
Subject:
Decoration and ornament
Subject:
Art; fashion; Napoleon; history
Subject:
Decorative arts - France - History -
Subject:
Decoration and ornament -- France.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
June 2007
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
11.75 x 9.50 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » 16th to 19th Century
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