French period houses and their details
A series of measured drawings, accompanied by photographs and a short explanatory text. From mid seventeenth century to early nineteenth century French house interiors, this book highlights the details associated with the styles which developed during that period. French detailing in the eighteenth century reached a state of refinement which has rarely been surpassed since. Each detail was conceived as a coherent element in the whole decor. Traditionally historians have tended to study the whole ensemble. This book approaches the subject differently by exposing and examining the details which have been an integral and an important part of the French Classical Tradition. Ronald Lambell's work in Paris throughout the eighties brought him into contact with many of the traditional details to be found in this book. He is now a practising architect in the United Kingdom and continues to have both a professional and personal passion for the subject. * All drawings are specifically measured for the book * Many drawings are of well-known interiors, for example the H tel de Soubise, recognised as masterpieces of the style they represent * Can be used as a 'source book' by those working in a classical idiom. This book has now been issued at 14.99.
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19 Doors 21 The Princess's 22 Panelling 38 Panelling 40 Fireplace acanthus Brulart de Genlis Château de Conflans Chatelet classical architecture Duchess's bedroom eighteenth century entablature entrance hall Faubourg St Antoine first-floor landing former dining room gallery Germain Boffrand Haut Bourgeois Hôtel Beauharnais Hotel Brulart Hotel Carnavalet Hotel de Biron Hôtel de Bonneval Hôtel de Châtelet Hotel de Soubise Hotel de Sully Hôtel Ferraris Hotel Fontenoy Hôtel Particulier Hôtel Salé i i i i I i i i i Louis XV style Louis XVI style Musée Carnavalet NANCY PLATES painted panel moulding PARIS PLATES Pia Pia Pia pilaster capital Place d'Alliance Princess's bedroom Regency Rococo Rue de Crenelle Rue de Lille Rue de Sevigne Rue de Sully Rue de Thorigny Rue de Varenne Rue des Francs-Bourgeois Rue des St Rue du Faubourg Rue du Haut Rue Jeanne d'Arc salon seventeenth century ST PERES Stair hall walls wrought iron balustrade