Gaston Briére - Le château de Versailles Architecture et décoration - 1909

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Gaston Briére - Le château de Versailles Architecture et décoration - 1909
Architecture, Art, History - Quantity: 10 - Limited edition, Numbered edition, Other - see description

Le Chateau de Versailles: Architecture et Décoration
Briére, Gaston (Introduction and Notes by)
Drawn 100 numbered copies whose boards are drawn on Chinese paper

Edité par Librairie Centrale des Beaux - Arts, Paris, 1909
In very good condition, the photos are part of the description

Elephant-folio (21 3/8 x 14 3/4 cm).

XXVIII, 46, [2] pp (Texte). C (100) moving sheets (Plates), as published (Vol. 1);

[4] pp, CI-CC (101-180) mobile sheets (plates), such as those published (Vol. 2).

Original half-olive fabric on planks covered with decorative paper, with red and black letters on the front covers and golden letters on the thorns. String links.

Beautifully illustrated with 180 full-page photogravures and double page, this 10-volume collection is an incredibly detailed study of the architecture and decoration of the Palace of Versailles, one of the most prestigious castles in the world.

Built in the French Baroque style during the reign of King Louis XIV, the palace contains no less than 700 rooms, extensive gardens and sumptuous decoration. The entire structure is characterized by its large curved shapes, twisted columns, high vaults and sophisticated shapes. The architect of the palace was Louis Le Vau, the interior decorator was Charles Le Brun, and the landscape designer was the illustrious André Le Notre. The striking photogravures represent the most impressive features of Versailles, including the spectacular Galerie des Glaces, the Grand Canal, the Palace Chapel, the Royal Opera House, the Bull's Eye Salon (named after its distinctive oval window), the Peace Room and the War Room, among others. Partially frayed wallets along the spine. Second volume with closed tears to the head and tail of the spine. Some offset half of the titles. Text and legends in French. Wallets overall good to good, interior in good to very good, plates in very good condition.


Elephant-folio (21 3/8 x 14 3/4 cm). XXVIII, 46, [2]pp (Text). C (100) loose leaves (Plates), as issued (Vol. 1); [4]pp, CI-CC (101-180) loose leaves (Plates), as issued (Vol. 2). Original half olive cloth over decorative paper covered boards, with red and black lettering to front covers and gold lettering to spines. String ties. Splendidly illustrated with 200 full-page and double-page photogravures, this two-volume set is an incredibly detailed study on the architecture and decoration of the Palace of Versailles, one of the most prestigious castles in the world. Built in the French Baroque style during the reign of King Louis XIV, the Palace contains no less than 700 rooms, extensive gardens, and lavish decoration. The whole structure is characterized by its large curved forms, twisted columns, high vaults, and sophisticated shapes. The architect for the Palace was Louis Le Vau, the interior decorator was Charles Le Brun, and the landscape designer was the illustrious André Le Notre. The striking photogravures depict the most impressive features of Versailles, including the spectacular Hall of Mirrors, the Grand Canal, the Palace Chapel, the Royal Opera, the Bull's Eye Salon (named for its distinctive oval window), the Salon of Peace and the Salon of War, among others. Portfolios partly frayed along spine. Second volume with closed tears to head and tail of spine. Some offsetting to half titles. Text and captions in French. Portfolios in overall good- to good, interior in good+ to very good, plates in very good condition.

Lot details
Object
Portfolio
Number of Books
10
Subject
Architecture, Art, History
Author/ Illustrator
Gaston Briére
Book Title
Le château de Versailles Architecture et décoration
Condition
Mixed / Multiple
Publication year oldest item
1909
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Librairie centrale des beaux arts Paris
Binding/ Material
Portfolio
Extras
Limited edition, Numbered edition, Other - see description
Number of pages
200
Dimensions
21.5×14.5 cm
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