Versailles: Treasures from the Palace


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ISBN 9780642334664
Pages 256 pages, full colour
Size 29.9 cm x 24 cm
Weight 1.94 kilograms


Embodying the twin attributes of absolute power and unbridled opulence, the political, social and cultural life of the Palace of Versailles represents a phenomenon unique in seventeenth- and eighteenth century Europe. Versailles was pivotal for more than a century, spanning the three reigns of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI.

The lavishly illustrated Versailles: Treasures from the Palace captures the luxury and grandeur of the Palace of Versailles. More than 130 paintings, intricate tapestries, gilded furniture, monumental statues and personal items from Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette bring to life the reigns of three kings, their queens and mistresses, as well as the gardens and estates of Versailles, and the many people who lived and worked there.

The diversity and richness of the Palace of Versailles comes from the work of the greatest creators of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The masterpieces featured in this publication are of the highest artistic quality and are emblematic of the radiance of Versailles. Together they constitute a truly exceptional whole.