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DANS L'ATELIER DES MENUS PLAISIRS DU ROI: SPECTACLES, FETES ET CEREMONIES AUX XVIIe ET XVIIIe SIECLES (In the Workshop of the Menus-Plaisirs du Roi: Spectacles, Feasts and Ceremonies in the 17th and 18th Centuries). Archives nationales, Paris, 2011. Published in association with Editions Artlys, Versailles. 256 pp. with 188 ills. (185 col.). 28 x 25 cm. ISBN 9782854954395 In French.
Documenting some 130 drawings, prints and models representing designs for sets, costumes, mechanical devices, processional entries and other decorative elements associated with elaborate fetes, spectacles, operas, ballets and funerals that were planned, designed and prepared by the Menus-Plaisirs du Roi, the department within the French royal court responsible for staging such events, this well-researched catalogue features works by various artists and designers, focusing especially on the designs of Jean Berain (1637-1711), a leading force within the organization for more than 35 years.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1600-1800 — Drawing and Watercolor
Plans: 69,02,04,19
Worldwide Number: 034209
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