Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Non-Fiction: Related Figures

The court of Louis XVI

A Scented Palace: The Secret History of Marie Antoinette's Perfumer by Elisabeth de Feydeau

A unique look at the final years of the ancient regime in France, through the eyes of the queen's official perfumer, Jean-Louis Fargeon.

Anne Vallayer Coster: Painter to the Court of Marie Antoinette

The catalog of the first exhibition devoted to Anne Vallayer-Coster includes 175 color and 50 black-and-white reproductions of her work, as well as several essays about the artist and her popularity among 18th century collectors - including Marie Antoinette, who became the artist's most important patron.

The court of Louis XV

Madame du Barry: the Wages of Beauty by Joan Haslip

A brief, romantic biography about the last mistress of Louis XV.

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