The new eighteenth-century style: rediscovering a French décor

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Abrams, Dec 1, 2006 - Architecture - 269 pages
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Whoever said “Everything old is new again” could have been talking about French Pompadour Style. The flamboyant, opulent, refined aesthetic—so characteristic of the eighteenth century—has enjoyed a spectacular revival in recent years. In The New Eighteenth-Century Style, journalist Michèle Lalande and photographer Gilles Trillard, both experts in the field of interior décor, survey 30 examples of this quintessential blending of exquisite detail and ostentatious affluence. From lush velvet upholstery to the emblematic use of turquoise with gold accents, these perfectly captured interiors beguile the reader with well-worn extravagance. In an era of “shabby chic” the more refined, more pristine accents of Pompadour may be just what the world of interior décor needs—and this beautiful book provides an indispensable guide. Whoever said “Everything old is new again” could have been talking about French Pompadour Style. The flamboyant, opulent, refined aesthetic—so characteristic of the eighteenth century—has enjoyed a spectacular revival in recent years. In The New Eighteenth-Century Style, journalist Michèle Lalande and photographer Gilles Trillard, both experts in the field of interior décor, survey 30 examples of this quintessential blending of exquisite detail and ostentatious affluence. From lush velvet upholstery to the emblematic use of turquoise with gold accents, these perfectly captured interiors beguile the reader with well-worn extravagance. In an era of “shabby chic” the more refined, more pristine accents of Pompadour may be just what the world of interior décor needs—and this beautiful book provides an indispensable guide.

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Call it flamboyant or elegant, kitschy or refined, the rococo style of 18th-century France extends to modern-day contemporary designers and antique collectors. In this sumptuous volume, journalist ... Read full review

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Michle Lalande is a journalist and interior decorator. For mMichle Lalande is a journalist and interior decorator. For many years she has been a regular contributor to various Frenany years she has been a regular contributor to various French and other foreign shelter magazines. ch and other foreign shelter magazines.

Gilles Trillard has been a freelance photographer for twentyGilles Trillard has been a freelance photographer for twenty-five years. He specializes in photographing interiors, and -five years. He specializes in photographing interiors, and his work is regularly published in "Elle Dcoration" and "Camhis work is regularly published in "Elle Dcoration" and "Campagne et Dcoration" among other magazines. Both contributorspagne et Dcoration" among other magazines. Both contributors live in Paris. live in Paris.

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