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    DescriptionThe Chateau de Versailles is one of the most beautiful and fascinating achievements of eighteenth-century French art. This unique book offers readers unprecedented access to this historical treasure. The world's most iconic chateau has welcomed tourists the world over, yet this handsome slipcased volume offers up the charm of a thousand and one hidden places in the chateau, its gardens, and pavilions. All were designed to surprise and delight the eye and all the senses at every turn, their ornate decoration forming an integral part of the elite lifestyle of the eighteenth century. This comprehensive volume captures the exquisite setting and inimitable ambience of Versailles and its gardens, from its intimate private spaces usually closed to the general public to the charming Petit Trianon and dairy farm created for the pure pleasure of Marie-Antoinette.


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    Title
    A Day at Versailles
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Yves Carlier, By (photographer) Francis Hammond
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9782080301437
    ISBN 10: 2080301438
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AMKH
    BISAC V2.8: ARC003000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Libri: ENGM3500
    BIC subject category V2: WTHM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS013000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009050, ARC008000
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    Abridged Dewey: 944
    LC classification: DC
    B&T Approval Code: A05450000
    BISAC V2.8: ARC024000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DDF
    B&T Approval Code: A06201219
    Libri: P0041301, VERS0900
    DC23: 728.8209443663
    Thema V1.0: WTHM, AMK
    Illustrations note
    170 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
    Publisher
    Editions Flammarion
    Imprint name
    FLAMMARION
    Publication date
    07 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Paris
    Author Information
    Yves Carlier is a writer and curator specializing in sixteenth- to nineteenth-century French decorative arts and design. Francis Hammond is a renowned lifestyle photographer.
    Review quote
    “…though this “biography” of the building takes a day-in-the-life look at life within it, Carlier also notes how drastically those days differed as the palace’s purpose changed from 1682 to the present. In addition, the book examines how these many “lives” of Versailles have been immortalized…photographer Francis Hammond clearly knows we like to gasp at grandeur, but he also cannily catches the more subtle details. The result is a tour of the palace that takes the reader not merely through its spaces, but also its times.” -Metrosource