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Empire Stylebook of Interior Design: All 72 Plates from the "Recueil De Décorations Intérieures" with New English Text
Now for the first time in an inexpensive paperback edition: the "bible" of First Empire style in interior decor, one of the most important and influential sourcebooks in the history of French design, reprinted from the rare 1812 edition, and essential reading for interior designers, architects, and architectural and social historians.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 8th 1991 by Dover Publications
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Feb 09, 2008 Monica marked it as to-read
As I mature, through reading and travel, my taste matures and morphs to appreciate different styles and periods. Though already familiar with it, on a tour of the south during the 1980's a couch with rolled, diamond-tufted arms in one of the antebellum homes caught my eye and the beauty of the Empire style grabbed me. Many supporters of Louis XIV (XVI?) escaped to America to avoid the guillotine (I think that's how the story goes) bringing their furniture with them. The empire style would not ...more