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 HELMINA VON CHÉZY, LEBEN UND KUNST IN PARIS SEIT NAPOLEON I
 




A new edition of Helmina von Chézy's writings, based on her time spent in Paris at the beginning of the 19th century and which include accounts of the various artistic and stylistic movements, the changing artistic tastes, and the public's reaction to various contemporary French artists, is now available.
 
Click here to read a brief description of the publication.



 NAPOLEON & EUGENIE: OPULENCE & SPLENDOR OF FRANCE'S SECOND EMPIRE
 




This catalogue accompanies the exibition "Napoleon & Eugenie" currently taking place at the Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York.
 
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 EMPIRE SPLENDOR: FRENCH TASTE IN THE AGE OF NAPOLEON
 




Empire Splendor, by Bernard Chevalier and the photographer Walter Marc, takes the reader through some of France's most luxurious residences, châteaux and palaces, including the Tuileries, Malmaison, St. Cloud, Fontainebleau, and Compiègne, which date from a period in history when Napoleon sought to define Paris as the centre of the civilised world.
 
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 JULIETTE RÉCAMIER, MUSE AND PATRON OF THE ARTS
 




Elodie Lerner's review of the exhibition that is currently taking place in Lyon, as well as its accompanying catalogue, is now available.
 
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 NAPOLEON III AND QUEEN VICTORIA
 




Elodie Lerner's review of the recent exhibition that took place at Compiègne, as well as its accompanying catalogue, is now available.
 
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 JÉRÔME NAPOLEON, KING OF WESTPHALIA
 




Catalogue of the exhibition on display at the Musée national du château de Fontainebleau from 10 October 2008 to 8 January 2009, Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 2008.
 
At a time when Napoleon dominated the European scene, his brothers and sisters installed on the various thrones across the continent played a decisive role in the diffusion of the specific "French model".
 
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 SYMBOLS OF POWER: NAPOLEON AND THE ART OF THE EMPIRE STYLE 1800-1815
 




An up-to-date bibliography, an index and a number of essays accompany annotated photos and images of the works that were on display in an exhibition held first at the St. Louis Art Museum, then the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston before finishing in Paris at the Musée des Arts décoratifs.

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 THOMAS HOPE: DESIGNER AND PATRON IN REGENCY LONDON
 




Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2008, this book is the most comprehensive study to date of Thomas Hope, focusing on his multifaceted role as designer and patron.

David Watkin is professor of the history of architecture at the University of Cambridge and the author of books on Thomas Hope, James “Athenian” Stuart, Sir John Soane, and King George III, as well as several architectural survey volumes. Philip Hewat-Jaboor is an independent scholar, collector, and curator. Together with David Watkin and Daniella Ben Arie he is curator of the Thomas Hope exhibition.

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