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Paris 1650-1900 - Baarsen, Reinier J. - Yale University Press
  • May 07, 2013
    608 p., 9 3/4 x 12
    800 color illus.
    ISBN: 9780300191295
    Hardcover with Slipcase: $300.00 sc
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Art and Architecture

Published in association with the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 
 

Paris 1650-1900

Decorative Arts in the Rijksmuseum

  • Reinier Baarsen
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From 1650 to 1900 Paris was the undisputed center of fashion and taste in Europe. Home to a unique concentration of artists, designers, patrons, critics, and a keen buying public, Paris was the city where trends were made and where novel types of objects, devised for new ways of life, were invented. This book traces the wonderful story of Parisian decorative arts from the reign of Louis XIV to the triumph of art nouveau, through a selection of 150 breathtaking, and often little-known, masterpieces from the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. It features an exhilarating mixture of furniture, gilt bronze, tapestries, silver, watches, snuff-boxes, jewellery, Sèvres porcelain, and other ceramics, as well as some design drawings and engravings. Specially taken photographs reveal the daring design and beautiful execution of the work of some of the greatest artists and craftsmen of their time. Reinier Baarsen discusses the history and significance of each object, presenting the findings of much new research.

Reinier Baarsen is senior curator of furniture at the Rijksmuseum. He has published widely on the Rijksmuseum's collections.

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