Description - New 18th Century Style: Rediscovering a French Decor by Michele Lalande
With the restoration of the Pompadour apartments at Versailles, there is a renewed interest in the opulent fashions in interior decoration of the eighteenth century. The use of turquoise with gold accents, the lush velvet upholstery and the expensive iridescent wall hangings all bear witness to a style that indulged in spite of revolutions, wars, looting and fires. Lalande and Trillard reveal the harmony between antique extravagance and contemporary decoration that characterises the revival of this style. They survey thirty excellent examples of this quintessential blending of refined detail and showy affluence.
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(286mm x 257mm x 28mm)
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
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Author Biography - Michele Lalande
Michele Lalande is a journalist and stylist. For many years she has been a regular contributor to various French and other foreign interior design magazines. She lives in Paris. Gilles Trillard has been a freelance photographer for 25 years. He specialises in photographing interiors and his work is regularly published in Elle Decoration and other magazines. He lives in Paris.