Paris: Somogy, 2014. Hardcover. Blue and black illustrated boards with white lettering and color illustrations on front and spine, 552 pp, profusely illustrated in color. VG (corners lightly bumped, text and illustrations are crisp and clean). Item #177442
Text in French. "More than two hundred and fifty masterpieces from one of the most glorious periods of the decorative arts are brought together in this work, from the splendors of court art of Louis XIV to the dazzling creations aroused under Louis XV by Madame de Pompadour then under Louis XVI by Queen Marie-Antoinette The tableware, the sumptuous furniture of André-Charles Boulle and that of Charles Cressent under the Regency, the magnificent, wools and tapestries from royal factories, offers a panorama of interior decorations, luxury crafts and the art trade which embody a "moment of perfection of French art" until the eve of the Revolution. The new rooms devoted to furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries: " at the Louvre museum were inaugurated in May 2014. The some two thousand works presented there on nearly two thousand square meters form one of the most beautiful collections in the world, -: - furniture and works of art ranging from the reign of Louis XIV to that "of Louis XVI. The rooms are organized according to a chronological park punctuated by spectacular period rooms in which were sumptuous decorations of woodwork from private mansions and Parisian princely palaces of the 18th century. Reconstruction of a bygone era, evocation of a disappeared atmosphere, they stage the most remarkable works of the Department of Works of Art: the material and intellectual restitution of their past context reveals them in all their beauty and makes them all their meaning. "- Cover page 4 (translated) "This book accompanies the opening of the new rooms of the French 18th century art objects department on the 1st floor of the Cour Carrée of the Louvre museum." / Bibliogr. p. 521-532. Bibliographical notes. Index.
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