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Marie-Antoinette and the Last Garden at Versailles

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Marie-Antoinette has been idolised as the height of eighteenth-century French style and vilified as the spark that ignited the French Revolution. This book departs from such traditional interpretations of the infamous queen's reign and chooses to reflect on the humanistic aspects of her private realm. To escape the formalities and royal obligations of Louis XVI's court, Marie-Antoinette created a private realm of pleasure for herself at the Petit Trianon and Hameau, where she planted the first Anglo-Chinese garden; created a trysting grotto; a working farm; and revolutionised architecture and gardening trends for the century to come.

Marie-Antoinette's entire private domain and its story are told in beautiful photographic detail by Francois Halard for the first time since its recent restoration, and accompanied by well-researched texts by landscape garden expert Christian Duvernois.

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Author(s):
Duvernois Christian
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0847830683
ISBN-13:
9780847830688
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Title:
Marie-Antoinette and the Last Garden at Versailles

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Marie-Antoinette has been idolised as the height of eighteenth-century French style and vilified as the spark that ignited the French Revolution. This book departs from such traditional interpretations of the infamous queen's reign and chooses to reflect on the humanistic aspects of her private realm. To escape the formalities and royal obligations of Louis XVI's court, Marie-Antoinette created a private realm of pleasure for herself at the Petit Trianon and Hameau, where she planted the first Anglo-Chinese garden; created a trysting grotto; a working farm; and revolutionised architecture and gardening trends for the century to come.

Marie-Antoinette's entire private domain and its story are told in beautiful photographic detail by Francois Halard for the first time since its recent restoration, and accompanied by well-researched texts by landscape garden expert Christian Duvernois.

Author(s):
Duvernois Christian
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0847830683
ISBN-13:
9780847830688
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Title:
Marie-Antoinette and the Last Garden at Versailles

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