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French Architectural Ornament: From Versailles, Fontainebleau and Other Palacesby Eugene Rouyer
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From France's proudest architectural heirlooms comes this collection of ornaments—an extraordinary assortment of the sumptuous decorations that run from floor to ceiling and span the grand facades of royal residences. Their origins range from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, dating from the rule of France's first Renaissance king, Francis I, to the opulent era of Louis XIV, the legendary Sun King.
Illustrated with 61 color and 100 black-and-white drawings, this compilation features highlights from two rare nineteenth-century publications, one of which was edited by a distinguished architectural historian of the Louvre. A visual tour through throne rooms, private apartments, chapels, libraries, and ballrooms, it encompasses depictions of scenes from history and mythology as well as a rich assortment of botanical and other decorative elements from doors, walls, fireplaces, cabinets, consoles, and friezes. Brief captions identify each image.
Take a visual tour through salons, war rooms, and ballrooms in this illustrated survey, with decorative elements from doors, walls, fireplaces, cabinets, consoles, and friezes. 61 color and 100 black-and-white illustrations.
From floor to ceiling, and spanning grand facades, supremely rich ornament and detail envelops the enduring landmarks of France. Take a visual tour through royal salons, war rooms, and ballrooms in this illustrated survey, with decorative elements from doors, walls, fireplaces, cabinets, consoles, and friezes. 61 color and 100 black-and-white illustrations.
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