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CHARLES PERCIER: ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN IN AN AGE OF REVOLUTIONS. Jean-Philippe Garric. Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, New York, 2016. Published in association with Yale University Press, New Haven. 304 pp. with 248 ills. (228 col.). 30 x 25 cm. ISBN 9780300221589 In English.
Publisher's description: Handsomely designed and richly illustrated, this publication surveys the magnificent spectrum of projects undertaken by French architect and interior designer Charles Percier (1764-1838). After gaining an illustrious reputation for supervising the scenery at the Paris Opera during the French Revolution, Percier was later appointed by Napoleon Bonaparte. With the Emperor's support, he developed the opulent versions of neoclassicism closely associated with the Napoleonic era, and now known as Directoire style and Empire style. Percier worked on the renovation or redecoration of many of France's royal palaces, including the Louvre, the Tuileries, and the chateaux of Malmaison, Saint-Cloud, and Fontainebleau. The full scope and variety of Percier's design projects are revealed in this book, which also includes archival material detailing Percier's relationships with patrons and peers.
Artist(s):Percier, Charles
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1600-1800, 1800-1900 — Architecture, Several Media — Decorative Arts
Plans: 71,01,06,07,08,09,13,15,17,24,55
Worldwide Number: 037454
Hardcover $75.00    

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