A Day with Marie Antoinette
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A Day with Marie Antoinette

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Featuring personal correspondence, lavish illustrations, and a wealth of unpublished material, this handsome slipcased volume reveals an intimate portrait of Marie Antoinette, her personal collections, and Versailles. Marie Antoinette was a mirror of her time. Never has a queen been so passionately admired and adulated, then hunted, vilified, and defamed. Spanning her tragically brief yet passionate life from the young queen playing a shepherdess on stage, unaware of the turmoil in the capital, to France s guillotined martyr queenT the author demystifies the legend, unveiling the woman behind the queen, and the wife and mother behind the sovereign.
Readers will experience the palatial luxury of the queen s Versailles by tracing Marie Antoinette s footsteps through the royal residence, as well as discovering her voice through rare letters and encountering little-known works in her private art collection."
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 225 x 30.48mm | 940g
  • FLAMMARION
  • Paris, France
  • English
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • 2080202103
  • 9782080202109
  • 155,559

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""A Day With Marie Antoinette"by Helene Delalex is a beautifully crafted, intimate look at the life and legend of Marie Antoinette as told through the objects, places and people that defined her story: the furniture, paintings, etchings, lavish rooms and gardens of Versailles where she spent most of her ultimately tragic life are highlighted in this concise, charming overview of Marie Antoinette."
-"VIVE LE QUEEN BLOG""
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About HELENE DELALEX

Helene Delalex is Heritage Conservation Manager at the Chateau de Versailles. She has curated exhibitions, contributed to numerous books, and appears regularly on television history programs in France. Francis Hammond s photographs have been published in "Martha Stewart Living, Elle Decoration, " and "Historic Houses of Paris" (2010), "Versailles: A Private Invitation" (2011), "Entertaining in Grand Style" (2013), and "A Day at Versailles" (2013)."
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