A fascinating, lavishly illustrated history of the art and architecture of Paris combines more than eight hundred illustrations with detailed descriptions to capture the diverse beauty of Notre Dame's Gothic splendor, the French Impressionist paintings housed at the Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre, palace of Versailles, and more. 15,000 first printing.
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Jean-Marie Pérouse de Montclos is a universally acclaimed authority on French architecture. He has written more than 20 books on various aspects of French culture, art, and architecture, including Versailles, Vaux le Vicomte, and Chateaux of the Loire.Review:
Weighing a hefty 11 pounds, this surpassingly rich visual and intellectual feast is the luxury book bargain of the season. -- New York Times Book Review
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Book Description Vendome Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Gift quality, Fine. A superior copy without defect. 706 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 31 cm. Clean, unmarked pages. Fine binding and cover. Hardcover and dust jacket. Contents: pt. 1. Antiquity and the Middle Ages. The layering of people, religions, and dynasties (up to 1140): Saint-Germain-des-Pre?î?üs ; Early Gothic art (1140-1220): Notre Dame Cathedral ; Rayonnant Gothic art (1220-1330): Palais de la Cite?î?ü ; The first Valois Kings (1330-1450). --. Bookseller Inventory # 1409240049
Book Description Vendome Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0865652260 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0454725
Book Description Vendome Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0865652260
Book Description Vendome Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 720 pp; Excellent book. Bookseller Inventory # 88925
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Book Description The Vendome Press, New York, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First American Edition.. 706 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New copy. ART. Beginning with Paris's origins as a Roman city and ending with its evolution into a modern metropolis, every stage of the city's history is detailed. In addition to the more than 800 color illustrations, this definitive volume includes maps, chronologies, biographies, and an extensive Index. (Key Words: Paris, France, Art, Maps, French Artists, Biography, French History, Cities, Jean-Marie de Montclos, Versailles, Palais du Louvre, Francois I, Charles V). book. Bookseller Inventory # 28985X1