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Historic Houses of Paris: Residences of the Ambassadors.
Stella, Alain.
Historic Houses of Paris: Residences of the Ambassadors.
A unique glimpse inside a world of luxury, tradition, and splendor. Many historic homes in Paris serve as residences to foreign ambassadors; these historical sites are closed to the general public. From a seventeenth-century hotel particulier, to a Belle Epoque palace, to a distinctively contemporary setting, each residence rivals the next in its beauty, art collection, and period furniture set against a backdrop of accomplished refinement. Alain Stella invites us over the threshold inside the most prestigious chancelleries and ambassador residences in Paris-from China and Peru to Egypt and Poland. Tapestries inspired by Goya's drawings grace the lavish salons at the Spanish residence. Jean Prouve and Charlotte Perriand created a minimalist interior at the Japanese residence that evokes the refined style of a traditional Japanese home. The palace of Eugene de Beauharnais -- home to the German ambassadors since 1818 -- retains its elaborate Empire style, intact since the time of Josephine. Superb photographs, specially commissioned for this book over the course of a year, divulge the secrets of these previously unpublished artistic and architectural treasures. Photographs by Francis Hammond.

Category: Architecture, Region
Binding: Cl.
Pages: 376 pp
Publisher: Flammarion.
Year: 2010.
Publication Place: Paris,
ISBN: 9782080301482
Book Id: 90162

Price: $95.00

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