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Visitors to Versailles: From Louis XIV to the French Revolution

by Danielle Kisluk-Grosheide and Bertrand Rondot Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pub Date:
05/2018
ISBN:
9781588396228
Format:
Hbk 392 pages
Price:
AU$110.00 NZ$113.04
Product Status: Available in Approx 14 days
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A fascinating look at the splendor of the French court at Versailles through the eyes of its numerous visitors   


 


What was it like to visit one of the most magnificent courts of Europe? Based on a wealth of contemporary documents and surviving works of art, this lavish book explores the experiences of those who flocked to the palace and grounds of Versailles when it was the seat of the French monarchy. Engaging essays describe methods of transportation, the elaborate codes of dress and etiquette, precious diplomatic gifts, royal audiences, and tours of the buildings and gardens. Also presented are the many types of visitors and guests who eagerly made their way to this center of power and culture, including day-trippers and Grand Tourists, European diplomats, overseas ambassadors, incognito travelers, and Americans.     


 


Through paintings and portraits, furniture, tapestries, carpets, costumes and uniforms, porcelain, gold boxes, sculpture, arms and armor, engravings, and guidebooks, Visitors to Versailles illuminates what travelers encountered at court and what impressions, gifts, and souvenirs they took home with them. Versailles continues to impress millions of tourists today just as it enchanted generations of ancien régime visitors, whose experiences are brought to life in this sumptuously illustrated volume.
Danielle O. Kisluk-Grosheide is the Henry R. Kravis Curator in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


 


Bertrand Rondot is Conservateur en chef at the Etablissement Public du Chateau, du Musee et du Domaine National de Versailles.