The New Eighteenth-century Style

The New Eighteenth-century Style

Rediscovering A French Décor

Book - 2006
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Whoever said “Everything old is new again” could have been talking about French Pompadour Style. The flamboyant, opulent, refined aesthetic—so characteristic of the eighteenth century—has enjoyed a spectacular revival in recent years. In The New Eighteenth-Century Style, journalist Michèle Lalande and photographer Gilles Trillard, both experts in the field of interior décor, survey 30 examples of this quintessential blending of exquisite detail and ostentatious affluence. From lush velvet upholstery to the emblematic use of turquoise with gold accents, these perfectly captured interiors beguile the reader with well-worn extravagance. In an era of “shabby chic” the more refined, more pristine accents of Pompadour may be just what the world of interior décor needs—and this beautiful book provides an indispensable guide. Whoever said “Everything old is new again” could have been talking about French Pompadour Style. The flamboyant, opulent, refined aesthetic—so characteristic of the eighteenth century—has enjoyed a spectacular revival in recent years. In The New Eighteenth-Century Style, journalist Michèle Lalande and photographer Gilles Trillard, both experts in the field of interior décor, survey 30 examples of this quintessential blending of exquisite detail and ostentatious affluence. From lush velvet upholstery to the emblematic use of turquoise with gold accents, these perfectly captured interiors beguile the reader with well-worn extravagance. In an era of “shabby chic” the more refined, more pristine accents of Pompadour may be just what the world of interior décor needs—and this beautiful book provides an indispensable guide.

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Brief descriptions accompany the many superb photographs of these interiors, located in various parts of France. The photos detail the sculpture, furniture, draperies, paintings, and bibelots that fill and define the decor. The volume is oversize: 10x11.25". Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2006
ISBN: 9780810954960
0810954966
Branch Call Number: 745.0944 LALAN
Characteristics: 269 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Trillard, Gilles

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