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Versailles

Versailles

A Private Invitation

by Guillaume PiconFrancis Hammond and Francis Hammond

Hardback Publication Date: 01/11/2011

  $130.00
Exquisite photography of one of France's most significant historical landmarks. The largest chateau in the world holds a thousand and one secrets, even from those who know it intimately. Versailles has been described in minute detail since the reign of Louis XIV, but numerous rooms in the palace and its outbuildings are inaccessible to the public due to their fragility or state of preservation. From the most renowned salons to the gardens, passing through the Trianon or the Queen's hamlet, Versailles contains extraordinary details, transformed by light and shadow. From dusk on a summer's evening to the veil of mist on a winter's morning, these photographs reveal the many facets of Versailles and offer readers unprecedented access to this historical treasure. For this book, the Chateau de Versailles gave photographer Francis Hammond carte blanche access to the palace and its grounds; the resulting photographs uniquely capture the exceptional ambience and light of both famous and lesser known places. From Marie-Antoinette's boudoir, the wings of the Queen's theater, or even the Orangerie on a beautiful wintery day, Versailles: A Private Invitation is richly illustrated and brings to life this extraordinary theater of unrivaled splendor, this place of hidden secrets, mysteries, and everlasting beauty, which continues to capture the hearts of visitors and aficionados of France from around the world.
ISBN:
9782080200761
9782080200761
Category:
Museum
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-11-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Editions Flammarion
Country of origin:
France
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
305x244x37mm
Weight:
2.57kg
Francis Hammond

Francis Hammond's photographs have been published in numerous titles with Flammarion including A Day with Claude Monet in Giverny (2017), A Parisian Cabinet of Curiosities: Deyrolle (2017), Private Houses of France (2014), and Versailles: A Private Invitation (2011/2018).

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