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The Private Realm of Marie Antoinette

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  90 ratings  ·  10 reviews
"Evocative photography and a wealth of detail make the book a visual treat."--"Interior Design"
Marie Antoinette, whose marriage at fifteen made her queen of France before she was twenty, died under the blade of the guillotine in 1793. She has been romanticized as the martyred queen, admired as the personification of eighteenth-century French royal style, and vilified as t
Paperback, 112 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Thames & Hudson
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I really really liked this book, especially because I'm mildly obsessed with Versailles and M.A. herself.
Jun 30, 2015 Lea rated it 3 of 5 stars
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This book provides a very intimate look into the life of Marie Antoinette by providing a peek into the places she called home and some of the objects she treasured most. I was most interested in the hamlet she built for herself. It looks like a storybook village and illustrates the decadence for which she is probably best known.
I loved this book, not for its historic value per-say since there are much better biographies of Marie Antoinette but more for the stunning presentation. short & enjoyable
Anna  Gibson
A nice book, but not very satisfying. Most of the pictures are pretty to look at, had a nice composition, and were reprinted well... but there wasn't too much that was new or something that hasn't been seen before. The text was sparse, occasionally inaccurate, but I suppose it makes for a nice photography book if you can find it for a good price and are interested in any views of Marie Antoinette's "world."
Rose  Mary Achey
Read in preparation for Book Club
Very slender book, but the photographs are gorgeous!
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