Versailles by Valérie Bajou

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A spectacularly opulent relic of royal wealth and power comes alive in Versailles. Highlighting the château’s vibrant, tumultuous past, the book covers everything from its metamorphosis from humble hunting lodge to palace, to the dismantling of its collections during the French Revolution and its restoration and status as a UNESCO World Heritage site today. In addition, the singular château is explored from top to bottom in an extravagantly extensive photographic tour that reveals the many priceless artistic and architectural treasures of this palace of palaces.

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About Valérie Bajou

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Valérie Bajou is a curator at the Château de Versailles. The author of monographs on Frédéric Bazille, Eugène Carrière, and Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, she is a renowned specialist of French painting in the 19th century and also teaches at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris.
Published March 1, 2012 by Harry N. Abrams. 480 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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This illustrated book offers a potted history and some 300 photographs of the ultimate symbol of French grandeur.

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