Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Queen, The Garden & The Redux

Blogettes & Gents - RIZZOLI has done it again! In these two masterpiece tomes MARIE-ANTOINETTE and the Last Garden at Versailles by Christian Duvernois & Regency Redux by Emily Evans Eerdmans, (Rizzoli New York 2008) both pieces explores the groundbreaking artistry of an Infamous Queen & a bygone era reborn that are both instinctively fabulous!
Photographed by François Halard
Rizzoli New York 2008

Marie-Antoinette the legendary queen of excess is anything but in this captivating treasure tome MARIE-ANTOINETTE and the Last Garden at Versailles by Christian Duvernois (Rizzoli New York 2008). In this eye opening book we get an intimate glimpse of her private oasis at the Petit Trianon and Hameau, her groundbreaking architecture & gardening trends, breathtaking views of her grotto and the magnificent sprawling gardens. Marie-Antoinette's private Elysium at Versailles is one of uncontrived & sublimed beauty artfully captured by François Halard in these awe-inspiring photography. While her legacy may be filled with controversy, tragedy & excessive indulgence she left one lasting impression that can not be vilified ~ her beautiful gardens....

The juxtaposition of ancient Greet & Romain architecture, the underlying presence of the French Empire and the English Regency period - one of the most sophisticated & refined eras in design history sums up the luxurious and glamorous elements of REGENCY REDUX by Emily Eerdmans (Rizzoli New York 2008) . This insightful tome explores the eclectic mix of styles through the decades - glimpses of Neoclassical style ; Art Deco designs of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Süe et Mare in France; vintage interiors by acclaimed designers (past & present), images of interiors, film sets, and furniture from the 30's, 40's & beyond. You will be engrossed by this explosion of luxe design; a design based on a throwback from other eras that is still incredibly modern and relevant today.



annaquie said...

The best book reviews hands down!

coco said...

great books I heart Kelly Wearstler she seems weird on Bravo but she has great interior design taste

Anonymous said...

this book has very beautiful pic,...I checked it out in Barnes and Noble

keira said...

I just book the regency book because of the top design on bravo