This monograph dedicated to the most spectacular example of Parisian First Empire interior architecture retraces the history of the building and the lives of its residents The Htel de Beauharnais, constructed in 1713, gained renown during the Consulate period In 1803, Josephine Bonaparte acquired the property for her son, Eugne de Beauharnais, and had the building renovated and decorated at great expense At the fall of the Napoleonic Empire, it was sold to the King of Prussia and became an embassy during the nineteenth century With its unique Consulate and Empire decor, the palace is an invaluable specimen of Parisian interior architecture The result of than ten years of research and restoration work, this book recounts three centuries of European political history through the lives of the Htels successive owners....
|Title||:||Empire Style: The Hôtel de Beauharnais in Paris|
|Publisher||:||Flammarion November 22, 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||348 pages|
|File Size||:||986 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Empire Style: The Hôtel de Beauharnais in Paris Reviews
Spectacular book with marvelous historical references! A coffee-table treasure if ever there was one.
Beautiful detailed book about one of the most historic house in Paris. Formerly a palace built by Josephine for her son, Eugene de Beauharnais. The cost itself caused Napoleon to blew his top when he found out how much the bill was. Very beautifully details, from the furniture to the wall decorations. Eventually became the German embassy, almost fell into disrepair but fortunately it was restored to it's former glory. The ultimate expression of the Empire style.
The world is fortunate to have had the good sense to care for this magnificent work of art. It is mankind's, our, treasure, beautiful presented!
Beautiful - perfect purchase.