Historic Houses of Paris Compact Edition

Historic Houses of Paris Compact Edition
Author : Alain Stella
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Total Pages : 376
Release : 2019-03-26
ISBN 10 : 9782080203878
ISBN 13 : 2080203878
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historic Houses of Paris Compact Edition Book Description:

A unique glimpse inside a world of luxury, tradition, and splendor. Many historic homes in Paris serve as residences to foreign ambassadors; these historical sites are closed to the general public. From a seventeenth-century hôtel particulier, to a Belle Epoque palace, to a distinctively contemporary setting, each residence rivals the next in its beauty, art collection, and period furniture set against a backdrop of accomplished refinement. Alain Stella invites us over the threshold inside the most prestigious chancelleries and ambassador residences in Paris—from China and Peru to Egypt and Poland. Tapestries inspired by Goya’s drawings grace the lavish salons at the Spanish residence. Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand created a minimalist interior at the Japanese residence that evokes the refined style of a traditional Japanese home. The palace of Eugène de Beauharnais—home to the German ambassadors since 1818—retains its elaborate Empire style, intact since the time of Josephine. Superb photographs, specially commissioned for this book over the course of a year, divulge the secrets of these previously unpublished artistic and architectural treasures.

Historic Houses of Paris

Historic Houses of Paris
Author : Alain Stella
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Total Pages : 376
Release : 2010-11-23
ISBN 10 : 9782080301482
ISBN 13 : 2080301489
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historic Houses of Paris Book Description:

A unique glimpse inside a world of luxury, tradition, and splendor. Many historic homes in Paris serve as residences to foreign ambassadors; these historical sites are closed to the general public. From a seventeenth-century hôtel particulier, to a Belle Epoque palace, to a distinctively contemporary setting, each residence rivals the next in its beauty, art collection, and period furniture set against a backdrop of accomplished refinement. Alain Stella invites us over the threshold inside the most prestigious chancelleries and ambassador residences in Paris—from China and Peru to Egypt and Poland. Tapestries inspired by Goya’s drawings grace the lavish salons at the Spanish residence. Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand created a minimalist interior at the Japanese residence that evokes the refined style of a traditional Japanese home. The palace of Eugène de Beauharnais—home to the German ambassadors since 1818—retains its elaborate Empire style, intact since the time of Josephine. Superb photographs, specially commissioned for this book over the course of a year, divulge the secrets of these previously unpublished artistic and architectural treasures.

Historic Houses Of Paris Classic Reprint

Historic Houses Of Paris  Classic Reprint
Author : Alfred Copin
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Total Pages : 122
Release : 2018-02-16
ISBN 10 : 065672708X
ISBN 13 : 9780656727087
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historic Houses Of Paris Classic Reprint Book Description:

Excerpt from Historic Houses Of Paris Je n'ai certes pas l'intention de numerer ici toutes les maisons his toriques de Paris; un gros volume n'y suffirait point. Mais je veux attirer l'attention du public sur les travaux du Comit' des Inscriptions parisiennes, institu' par arr't' du 10 mars 1879, sous l'influence de M. H'rold, alors pr'fet de la Seine, et sous la pr'sidence du regrett' Henri Martin. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Historic Paris

Historic Paris
Author : Jetta S. Wolff
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Total Pages : 365
Release : 1921
ISBN 10 : 9781465581662
ISBN 13 : 1465581669
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historic Paris Book Description:

Private Houses of Paris

Private Houses of Paris
Author : Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery
Publisher :
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2000-09-22
ISBN 10 : 1850433275
ISBN 13 : 9781850433279
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Private Houses of Paris Book Description:

The artefacts and decor within the most beautiful historic private homes in Paris are revealed in this book. The doors are thrown open on a number of remarkable houses, including those of Baron Guy de Rothschild, Hubert de Givenchy, the Duchesse de Guermantes, the Comte et Comtesse d'Ornano, the fabled salons of the Duchesse de Berry aand Madame de Stael as well as the residence of the British Ambassador, known as the Hotel de Harost.

Historic Houses of Philadelphia

Historic Houses of Philadelphia
Author : Roger W. Moss
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages : 240
Release : 1998-05-29
ISBN 10 : 0812234383
ISBN 13 : 9780812234381
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historic Houses of Philadelphia Book Description:

Presents fifty museum homes in the Philadelphia area

Building Conservation Philosophy

Building Conservation Philosophy
Author : John Earl
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 248
Release : 2015-12-08
ISBN 10 : 9781317742289
ISBN 13 : 1317742281
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Conservation Philosophy Book Description:

This is a book about ideas rather than techniques. Public thirst for visible evidence of the past is not, as it is often represented, a recent phenomenon. It was already well developed when an overseer of ancient monuments was appointed in sixth-century Rome. But if the desire to preserve aspects of the past is to do more than respond to popular whims and fashions or represent the personal views of ivory-towered scholars and specialists, it needs to have some kind of solid logical basis. Philosophical questions are raised at every turn. On what basis can buildings be singled out as "historic buildings", demanding special protection? On what authority can we justify interfering with private property rights in pursuing such protective processes? And how should we judge what is acceptable and unacceptable in the treatment of the buildings we value? In this third, substantially revised edition, the author examines the nature of monuments and the varied motives for preserving them. He traces the history of movements to preserve old buildings and the furious conflicts that have frequently surrounded restoration campaigns. Philosophical problems arising in modern conservation practice, including such controversial issues as "skin-deep preservation" and the use of substitute materials, are considered in detail. More space is devoted in this edition to contextual issues. New sections deal with issues of sustainability and the relationship of buildings to the townscape and landscape. The number of illustrations has also been greatly increased. The book is designed especially for students approaching the subject for the first time but may well be found stimulating by practitioners. No easy formulae are offered. What conservators, have to nurture, the author insists, is an inquiring and self-critical frame of mind enabling them to proceed from comprehensive knowledge of the buildings for the time being in their care, via logical argument, to defensible, if not inevitable, solutions.

The Historic Houses Castles and Gardens of France

The Historic Houses  Castles  and Gardens of France
Author : Bertrand Du Vignaud
Publisher : Hunter Publishing (NJ)
Total Pages : 376
Release : 1986
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105033045993
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Historic Houses Castles and Gardens of France Book Description:

Double Vision

Double Vision
Author : William Middleton
Publisher : Knopf
Total Pages : 800
Release : 2018-03-27
ISBN 10 : 9781524732943
ISBN 13 : 152473294X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Double Vision Book Description:

**NAMED ONE OF THE BEST ART BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY ARTNEWS** The first and definitive biography of the celebrated collectors Dominique and John de Menil, who became one of the greatest cultural forces of the twentieth century through groundbreaking exhibits of art, artistic scholarship, the creation of innovative galleries and museums, and work with civil rights. Dominique and John de Menil created an oasis of culture in their Philip Johnson-designed house with everyone from Marlene Dietrich and René Magritte to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. In Houston, they built the Menil Collection, the Rothko Chapel, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel, the Cy Twombly Gallery, and underwrote the Contemporary Arts Museum. Now, with unprecedented access to family archives, William Middleton has written a sweeping biography of this unique couple. From their ancestors in Normandy and Alsace, to their own early years in France, and their travels in South America before settling in Houston. We see them introduced to the artists in Europe and America whose works they would collect, and we see how, by the 1960s, their collection had grown to include 17,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, rare books, and decorative objects. And here is, as well, a vivid behind-the-scenes look at the art world of the twentieth century and the enormous influence the de Menils wielded through what they collected and built and through the causes they believed in.