Versailles: A Private Invitation

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Exquisite photography of one of France’s most significant historical landmarks. The largest château in the world still holds a thousand and one hidden secrets. While Versailles has been described in detail since the reign of Louis XIV, numerous apartments in the palace and their outbuildings are inaccessible to the public due to their fragility or state of preservation. From the most renowned rooms to the gardens, passing through the Trianon or the Queen’s hamlet, Versailles contains many extraordinary details, ...
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Overview

Exquisite photography of one of France’s most significant historical landmarks. The largest château in the world still holds a thousand and one hidden secrets. While Versailles has been described in detail since the reign of Louis XIV, numerous apartments in the palace and their outbuildings are inaccessible to the public due to their fragility or state of preservation. From the most renowned rooms to the gardens, passing through the Trianon or the Queen’s hamlet, Versailles contains many extraordinary details, transformed according to the light or the shadow. Whether it’s Marie-Antoinette’s boudoir, the wings of the Queen’s theater, or even the Orangerie on a beautiful wintery day, these singular photographs reveal the many facets of Versailles and offer readers unprecedented access to this historical treasure.
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Even without its rich political history, the palace and chateau of Versailles earn our attention. Long acclaimed as a masterpiece of architecture, interior design, and landscaping, this royal enclave has attracted millions of visitors, but most of them have never seen the numerous palace apartments and outbuildings that remain inaccessible to the public because of their state of preservation. Photographer Francis Hammond, however, received carte blanche access to these treasures to document their priceless treasures. From the Queen's theater to Marie Antoinette's boudoir; this full-scale Rizzoli pictorial presents sides of splendor that we have never before seen.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782080200761
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 407,160
  • Product dimensions: 12.30 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Francis Hammond’s photographs have been published in Mariage Frères French Tea (2003) and Elegant Entertaining (2009) and in lifestyle magazines such as Elle Décor and Martha Stewart Living. Béatrix Saule is chief curator and director of the research center at the Château de Versailles.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    WOW! What a special volume. A treasure indeed...

    WOW! What a special volume. A treasure indeed...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    The most beautiful pictures I have ever seen of Versailles - gre

    The most beautiful pictures I have ever seen of Versailles - great book!

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