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Empire style : the Hôtel de Beauharnais in Paris : the German ambassador's residence in Paris / edited by Jörg Ebeling and Ulrich Leben; photography, Francis Hammond.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Paris Flammarion, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
346 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 36 cm.
Summary note:
This monograph dedicated to the most spectacular example of Parisian First Empire interior architecture retraces the history of the building and the lives of its residents. The Hôtel de Beauharnais, constructed in 1713, gained renown during the Consulate period. In 1803, Josephine Bonaparte acquired the property for her son, Eugene de Beauharnais, and had the building renovated and decorated at great expense. At the fall of the Napoleonic Empire, it was sold to the King of Prussia and became an embassy during the nineteenth century. With its unique Consulate and Empire decor, the palace is an invaluable specimen of Parisian interior architecture. The result of more than ten years of research and restoration work, this book recounts three centuries of European political history through the lives of the Hôtel's successive owners.
Notes:
  • Includes index.
  • Simultaneously published in French as Le style Empire, l'hôtel de Beauharnais à Paris, and in German as Ein Meisterwerk des Empire. Das Palais Beauharnais in Paris. Residenz des deutschen Botschafters.
  • "This book is published with the support of the Société des amis et bienfaiteurs de l'Hôtel de Beauharnais and the Centre Allemand d'histoire de l'art Paris"--Title page.
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
Hôtel de Beauharnais in Paris : the German ambassador's residence in Paris
ISBN:
  • 9782080202727 (hardback)
  • 2080202723 (hardback)
OCLC:
966669383
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