Thursday, February 9, 2012

Upcoming Releases: Versailles by Valérie Bajou and The Palace of Versailles by Christian Heinrich

Versailles by Valérie Bajou (March 1, 2012)

A spectacularly opulent relic of royal wealth and power comes alive in Versailles. Highlighting the château’s vibrant, tumultuous past, the book covers everything from its metamorphosis from humble hunting lodge to palace, to the dismantling of its collections during the French Revolution and its restoration and status as a UNESCO World Heritage site today. In addition, the singular château is explored from top to bottom in an extravagantly extensive photographic tour that reveals the many priceless artistic and architectural treasures of this palace of palaces.
The Palace of Versailles by Christian Heinrich (June 1, 2012)

Spend a day with the Sun King, Louis XIV, in his magnificent palace. Afterwards take a walk in the huge palace gardens adorned with splendid statues and magnificent fountains. A center gatefold highlights the Hall of Mirrors.

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