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The Versailles Effect

Author :  Edited by  Mark Ledbury , Edited by  Robert Wellington

Product Details

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Publisher Bloomsbury Visual Arts
  • ISBN9781501357787
  • FormatHardBound
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2021
  • Bib. Info320 p,152 x 229mm
  • CategoriesArt & Visual Culture
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The essays in this volume show that Versailles was not the static creation of one man, but a hugely complex cultural space; a centre of power, but also of life, love, anxiety, creation, and an enduring palimpsest of aspirations, desires, and ruptures. The splendour of the Chateau and the masterpieces of art and design that it contains mask a more complex and sometimes more sordid history of human struggle and achievement. The case studies presented by the contributors to this book cannot provide a comprehensive account of the Palace of Versailles and its domains, the life within its walls, its visitors, and the art and architecture that it has inspired from the seventeenth century to the present day: from the palace of the Sun King to the Penthouse of Donald Trump. However, this innovative collection will reshape-or even radically redefine-our understanding of the palace of Versailles and its posterity.

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