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Symbols of power : Napoleon and the art of the Empire style, 1800-1815

Author: Odile NouvelAnne Dion-TenenbaumAmerican Federation of Arts.St. Louis Art Museum.Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.All authors
Publisher: New York : American Federation of the Arts : Abrams ; Paris : Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 2007.
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"This book, which accompanies a traveling exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts and Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris, is a comprehensive compendium of the Empire style in all its glory. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, many taken expressly for this book, it will be a landmark in the library of the history of the decorative arts and an essential reference for lovers of wonderful objects  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Nouvel, Odile.
Symbols of power.
New York : American Federation of the Arts : Abrams ; Paris : Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 2007
(OCoLC)629920253
Named Person: Napoleon, Emperor of the French; Napoleón, Emperador de Francia; Napoleon, Emperor of the French
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Odile Nouvel; Anne Dion-Tenenbaum; American Federation of Arts.; St. Louis Art Museum.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.; Musée des arts décoratifs (France)
ISBN: 9780810992955 0810992957 9780810993457 0810993457
OCLC Number: 123912508
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition at the St. Louis Art Museum, June 16-Sept. 16, 2007; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Oct. 21, 2007-Jan. 27, 2008; and the Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris, Apr. 2-Oct. 5, 2008.
Description: 351 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: Order and desire / Marie Jose Mondzain --
Discoruse on ornament under the empire / Odile Nouvel-Kammerer --
On the antique models of the empire style / Daniela Callo --
The creation of Napoleonic symbolism and its spread throughout the decorative arts in the imperial era / Jean-Pierre Samoyault --
Published sources of ornaments / Anne Dion-Tenenbaum --
Brongniart and imperial iconography at the manufacture De Sevres / Tamara Preaud --
Eugene De Beauharnais : Honneur et Fidelite at the Hotel Beauharnais / Thomas Gachtgens, Jorg Ebeling and Ulrich Leben --
Catalogue --
Emblems of the revolution --
Sobriety after the revolution and simplicity of forms under the empire --
Military victory --
The coronation nefs --
Imperial emblems --
Victory in daily life and the guardians of the regime --
Dance and nudity --
The swan --
The butterfly --
Flowers --
Luxury.
Responsibility: by Odile Nouvel-Kammerer ; essays by Anne Dion-Tenenbaum [and others] ; entries by Sabrina Abron [and others].
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When Napoleon I first came to power in 1799, in order to glorify his regime, he encouraged French furniture-makers, silversmiths, jewelers and porcelain and textile manufacturers to produce gorgeous  Read more...

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