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Johnston, Shirley

ISBN 10: 084782070X / ISBN 13: 9780847820702
Published by Rizzoli, 1998
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First edition. Square quarto. 228 pp; profuse color photographs; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. NF/NF, a crisp, unmarked copy. This book provides an intimate look at twenty splendid villas on the French Riviera, including Villa Kerylos, La Mauresque, La Fiorentina, Les Zoraides, and accounts of their colorful owners including Empress Eugenie, King Leopold II, Lady Kenmare, Beatrice de Rothschild, Charles & Marie-Laure de Noailles, Daisy Fellowes, and W. Somerset Maugham. Bookseller Inventory # 010484

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Publisher: Rizzoli

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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During the end of the nineteenth century and the first decades of this century, the French Riviera became the most desirable of getaways, first for European aristocracy and then for the young American "smart set." Against the dramatic background of plunging mountains, rocky harbors, and sweeping bays, the glitterati of the Cote d' Azur built exquisite villas in styles ranging from Medieval, Romanesque, and Classical Revival to the modern.

The authors have been granted unprecedented access to these extraordinary houses, and capture their magical exteriors and interiors: enchanting gardens in beautiful hillside settings; gilded furniture with fine needlepoint upholstery; opulent tapestries, mosaic floors, and Aubusson carpets. This is the ultimate book for sybarites and Francophiles alike.

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Shirley Johnson is the author of Rizzoli's Palm Beach Style.

Robert Schezen is the photographer of Rizzoli's Italian Splendor, Spanish Splendor, Splendor of France, Newport Houses, Vienna 1850-1930, and Palm Beach Style.

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