The French Country House
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French Country House by Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery
Book DescriptionThe French Country House is now available as a paperback with flaps, but still has the same content as the hardcover and is equally transporting and evocative. The book celebrates what the French call l'art de vivre (the art of good living) within the intimacy of private dwellings set deep in the countryside. These are places of retreat - old manor houses, small chateaux, stud farms, even a former convent - that, because of their great age and the memories accumulated inside them, are beloved by their owners and provide endless delight for family and friends. Each country house is a treasure trove of history, with beautiful furnishings as well as precious heirlooms, such as family albums, faded love letters, attics full of old toys, fancy dresses, retired pianos, left-over brocades and wallpapers - even libraries hidden at the tops of towers. With 220 photographs in full colour - illustrating rooms from the salon to the kitchen below and the attic above, together with details of silver, crystal, tapestries, paintings, and much more - The French Country House is rich in the colours, textures and history of these treasured homes. Francophiles as well as lovers of decor, architecture, and gardens will be captivated by this inside look at life in the French countryside.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780865651944
(310mm x 235mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Vendome Press,U.S.
Publisher: Vendome Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery
Private Houses of France, Hardback (September 2014)
Features a dozen aristocratic French families that invite readers to experience their elegant lifestyle, from the royal stag hunting tradition of Louis XI and Louis XIII at the Chateau de Champchevrier to Hubert de Givenchys elegant Parisian townhouse imbued with grandeur and comfort in the style of Napolean III.
Cristobal Balenciaga, Philippe Venet, Hubert de Givenchy, Hardback (October 2010)
A book that coincides with an exhibition that brings together creations from three designers - Cristobal Balenciaga, Philippe Venet, and Hubert de Givenchyat. It presents the dresses displayed at the Chateau de Haroue, such as Queen Fabiola of Belgiums wedding dress created by Balenciaga and the black dress created by Givenchy at Tiffanys.
Yves Saint Laurent - Pierre Berge Collection, Hardback (October 2009)
Features photographs of the BergeSaint Laurent collection. This title highlights one hundred of the most important pieces with commentaries by Christie's experts. An It includes images of the works sold, accompanied by their estimated values and final auction prices. It is suitable for art lovers and serious collectors.
French Interiors, Hardback (December 2008)» View all books by Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery
Features France's sumptuous interiors, including the private havens of the world's leading designers. This book features interiors that include classic hotels particuliers, Colette's former apartment overlooking the Palais Royal, a stately residence in the Faubourg Saint-Germain, and a traditional Russian-style log house.
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Author Biography - Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery
Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery, an auctioneer, collector, and journalist, specializes in French "art de vivre" and the history of old families. Her books include "The Finest Houses of Paris" and "The French Chateau: Lifestyle and Tradition."
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