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Versailles : landscape of power & pleasure

Author: Colin Jones
Publisher: London : Head Of Zeus, 2018. ©2018
Series: Landmark library (Head of Zeus (Publisher))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few buildings carry such a freight of historical symbolism as the Palace of Versailles. First built as a hunting lodge by Louis XIII in the early seventeenth century, then radically repurposed by his absolutist son Louis XIV, Versailles became the focus of that king's centralised power. 0Drawing on a new wave of research in recent years, particularly on the buildings and material culture of Versailles, Colin Jones,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Jones
ISBN: 178669395X 9781786693952
OCLC Number: 1005108986
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Description: 216 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Landmark library (Head of Zeus (Publisher))
Responsibility: Colin Jones.

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A magisterial overview of the creation, extension and adaptation of the palace of Versailles and its environs, and an exploration of the myth of Versailles from Louis XIV to the present day.  Read more...

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'The book's scope is impressive, particularly given its required brevity, and Jones provides many welcome insights along the way' Times Literary Supplement.

 
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