The Rococo Interior: Decoration and Social Spaces in Early Eighteenth-century Paris

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Yale University Press, 1995 - Architecture - 342 pages
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This handsome book offers a comprehensive and stimulating account of the forms and functions of interior decoration in Parisian domestic architecture during the first half of the eighteenth century - the period generally known as the rococo. It charts the rapid and sometimes dramatic changes in both the style and the imagery of the art of that time, and explores in illuminating detail the relationship between social status and the consumption and display of decoration in public and private interiors.
 

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Contents

List of Abbreviations Currency and Measures viii
1
Versailles
121
Earthly Paradise on the Left Bank 1
147
The Eclipse of the Heroic
177
Counterfeit Culture on the Right Bank 21 3
213
The Rococo Exposed
241
Notes
266
Index
330
Photograph Sources and Credits
342
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