Books published by Flammarion at best prices | Best of Flammarion (62 books)

Rodin

Rodin

This definitive monograph from the Musée Rodin in Paris on the pioneering artist who paved the way for modern sculpture is now available in an affordable compact format. Revered today as the greatest sculptor of all time, whose expressive style prefigured that of the modernist movement and abstract sculpture, Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) stirred up much controversy during his lifetime, and his sculptures often met with hostility and incomprehension from his peers. This monograph traces the life and work of the artist, from his youth and early poverty-stricken years of apprenticeship to his most celebrated works—The Kiss, The Thinker, The Gates of Hell—which have become veritable icons; and from his passionate and tumultuous relationship with Camille Claudel to his extraordinary studio, working methods, and sources of inspiration, and his final years marked by war and illness. 
Written by experts from the Musée Rodin in Paris, this richly illustrated volume includes drawings, watercolors, engravings, and archival documents, as well as specially commissioned photographs of Rodin’s sculptures, completed by a chronology, bibliography, and history of the Musée Rodin—housed in the artist’s former studio in the Hôtel Biron. Providing insight into the many facets of his creative genius, this new compact edition of the Musée Rodin’s definitive reference on the artist and his oeuvre coincides with museum’s reopening in September 2015.

Rs. 1557.0

Ze French Do It Better: A Lifestyle Guide

Ze French Do It Better: A Lifestyle Guide

Eternally slim, natural beauties, with well-behaved children and perfect soufflés--how do the French do it? Steal all their tricks (without becoming a snob!) with this humorous lifestyle guide.

In all areas--from fashion to cuisine to the art of seduction--the French reign supreme in their ability to enjoy life to the fullest. So why do we love to hate the French, yet still covet their singular joie de vivre?

A duo of saavy authors breaks it down for readers by dividing the French populace into relatable "tribes"--each of which offer keys to a life well-lead. To demystify the French enigma, each chapter opens with a short quiz to help readers determine their level of kinship with that particular tribe: Classic Frog, AristoChic, Vintage Bourgeois, Modern Bourgeois, Intellectual, Feel-Good Bohemian, or Foodie. With tongue-in-cheek humor, the authors divulge the enviable Gallic secrets so that readers can integrate elements of an iconic French wardrobe, infallible recipes, life-enhancing rituals, cult products, and personal style tips into their daily routine. Offering insight with verve and wit, this book is replete with facts and practical tips for assimilating the best of what France has to offer.

The volume is completed by a guide to the best addresses in France and online for quintessentially French inspiration.

Rs. 1385.0

Château de Villette: The Splendor of French Decor

Château de Villette: The Splendor of French Decor

This intimate tour provides a lesson from Jacques Garcia in the art and technique of historic house and garden restoration.

The Château de Villette, situated in a lush woodlandnear Paris, has been an oasis of art and Beauty sinceits construction (1663–69) according to François Mansart’s plans. Among its prestigious ownerswas Sophie de Grouchy, wife of the Marquis de Condorcet. As leading political actors of their era,she and her husband hosted some of the most intellectuallyinfluential salons of the prerevolutionaryperiod for an international elite that included Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Paine. The Marquis de Lafayette was a witness at the couple’swedding at Villette in 1786.
New owners have commissioned Jacques Garcia to restore the house and gardens to their idyllic former glory. Presented here for the first time, the result is averitable museum of French craftsmanship, with interiors featuring fabulous silks and passementeries, as well as eighteenth-century paintings, decorative arts,and furniture. The original stone features and elegant trumeaux and boiseries of the château’s historic dining room have been restored to their initial splendor.Villette’s austerely elegant facade houses an octagonal grand salon that gives way to magical vistas of formal gardens inspired by Le Nôtre, cascading fountains,reflecting pools, and eighteenth-century sculptures,sphinxes, and an obelisk, alluding to classical artistic traditions and eighteenth-century aesthetics. All-new photography, along with drawings by architectural historians Bernd Dams and Andrew Zega, illustrate this lavish volume.

Rs. 3971.0

Villa Balbiano: Italian Opulence on Lake Como

Villa Balbiano: Italian Opulence on Lake Como

Jacques Garcia's meticulous restoration of Villa Balbiano, a magnificient Italian architectural masterpiece with a centuries-long history.
 
Esteemed interior architect Jacques Garcia has undertaken painstaking restoration Work at Villa Balbiano that combines a stunning array of precious Materials and a world-class collection of Paintings and antique furnishings set against the backdrop of the original Design that had been obscured over the centuries.

From its prominent position on Lake Como, Villa Balbiano radiates a majestic charm emblematic of the most splendid chapter in the History of great villas in the idyllic Italian region. Each successive owner added to the splendor of the villa through additions, new frescoes and statues, and increasingly extensive and sumptuous gardens, which were distinguished by the Society of Garden Designers for best historic garden restoration in 2018. The villa's History reached an acme at the end of the eighteenth century, when the enlightened Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini, as master of the house, transformed Villa Balbiano into a crucible of Philosophy and art, framed within the villa's archetypal Roman lines.

Garcia's glorious new restoration inaugurates a new season in the life of the villa in one of the world's most glamorous locations.

Rs. 3901.0

Writing Time: Montblanc

Writing Time: Montblanc

Minerva-Montblanc embodies a rich heritage and produces original, beautiful, and luxurious timepieces. The Minerva watch manufacture, established in 1858, produces fine handmade Watches in a time-honored fashion. A forward-looking brand, it encourages new and modern Tools and production while maintaining the spirit of a small company.
In 2007, Minerva joined forces with renowned fountain pen producer Montblanc and created the Minerva Institute for Research in Fine Watchmaking to safeguard the company’s savoir faire and craftsmanship.
Reviving the most sophisticated tradition of Swiss watchmaking, the company’s legendary Models include the two single-button chronographs of the Villeret 1858 Collection and the Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec-the first Montblanc movement entirely conceived in the manufacture’s workshops.
 

Rs. 6740.45

Wedding Ceremonies

Wedding Ceremonies

Wedding Ceremonies: Symbols, Costume and Rituals is a glorious visual celebration of the symbolism of marriage the World over. The authors have traveled the World for two decades visiting dozens of the worlds most remote and isolated groups, attending marriages held high in the Himalayas and under acacias in the Sahara. Chapter by chapter, the text and stunning photographs explore the traditional rituals and customs that accompany wedding ceremonies across the world. These wedding ceremonies often last for several days, and involve the whole community in elaborate preparation, rites, and celebrations. The bride and groom wear sumptuous wedding garments, accessories, and decorations, made of the rarest and most precious materials, each of which has a powerful symbolic value. These rituals are a fundamental rite of passage and a vital part of community life: a chance to strengthen ties with other villages, to plan new alliances, and, above all, to renew the traditions that make up a unique cultural heritage much of which is on the brink of disappearing forever.

Rs. 1200.0

Chaumet: Parisian Jeweler Since 1780

Chaumet: Parisian Jeweler Since 1780

This ultimate Reference on the legendary Parisian jeweler showcases Chaumet’s key creations from 1780 to the present, Drawing on unpublished archival material and Contemporary designs.
 
Quintessential Parisian jeweler Chaumet has shaped the Face of elegance since 1780. This monograph Covers all of the company’s innovative designs—from diamond Tiaras to nature-inspired motifs to intricate timepieces—that vary from classic and timeless to opulent and avant garde.
 
Celebrating centuries of history—Chaumet’s founder was the official jeweler to Napoleon I—this volume offers unique insight into the prestigious house and its legacy. This comprehensive monograph illuminates how the brand—while maintaining an unmistakable and lustrous sense of Parisian elegance—has continually reinvented itself by Drawing upon diverse sources of inspiration. Their designs include elements drawn from the Italian Renaissance, art nouveau, art deco, avant-garde periods, the “New Look,” and the decadence of the 1960s and 1970s.
 
A team of expert authors illuminate the tension between tradition and the constant quest for innovation, which is the very essence of Chaumet’s vitality and creativity, passed down from generation to generation. From Napoleon and Josephine, to the maharajas and the Vanderbilts, to the stars of the silver screen, this monograph traces the glamorous Figures who have entrusted the fine jeweler with commemorating their most momentous celebrations.

Rs. 4603.0

French Wine Chateaux: Distinctive Vintages and Their Estates

French Wine Chateaux: Distinctive Vintages and Their Estates

An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the stunning estates of France’s most prestigious and long-standing vineyards. Hennessy, Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Mercier, Krug, Ruinart, Veuve Clicquot, Château d’Yquem, and Cheval Blanc: across the World these names are synonymous with prestige, secrets passed down from generation to generation, and the inimitable genius of French wine production. These producers, who together comprise the Moët Hennessy group, weren’t satisfied with simply striving to make the best Cognac, Champagne, Sauternes, or Saint-Emilion. Since they were founded, each has been dedicated to cultivating an Environment in which these exceptional French Products can be fully appreciated. And so, in order to entertain in style, these legendary institutions have constructed elegant estates. Guests savor meals that have been composed to subtly complement and ultimately intensify the experience of tasting the sought-after libations. Stunning countryside surroundings, beautiful interior design, a friendly atmosphere, and often Contemporary art all play a role in Entertaining guests; many eminent designers and architects have contributed to these exquisite locales. This volume is an invitation to discover the magic of these beautiful retreats, and the institutions behind them.

Rs. 4739.0

The Official Guide to the Most Beautiful Villages of France (Flammarion Travel)

The Official Guide to the Most Beautiful Villages of France (Flammarion Travel)

Discover the hidden treasures of the 153 most picturesque villages to visit in France with this fully illustrated comprehensive Travel guide. From the half-timbered Alsatian houses of Eguisheim to the lavender fields of Montclus in the Languedoc-Roussillon, this fully illustrated guide unveils the Beauty of rural France, providing visitor’s information for these exceptionally preserved destinations. Carefully chosen each year through a rigorous selection process, the French villages featured in this official guide are replete with historical, architectural, and natural riches. An introductory paragraph presents the location and History of each village and is accompanied by recommendations for monuments, museums, and other notable places to visit. Practical information includes accommodation options ranging from hotels to campsites, restaurants and markets, and artisanal produce and local specialties. Details on leisure activities encompass festivals and events, sports, golf, and other excursions that encourage visitors to explore the surrounding area on walks and hikes, by canoe, or on horseback. The book includes an overview map of France, and each village is featured on an easy-to-read road map, accompanied by the best way to arrive by road, train, and airplane. Suggestions for neighboring villages and sites that should not be missed, along with their proximity, simplifies itinerary planning. Cross-references and an index By Region complete this practical, authoritative, and accessible guide.

Rs. 1071.85

Cartier Collection: Jewelry

Cartier Collection: Jewelry

This sumptuous collector's volume showcases, at actual size, over 600 objects and drawings from Cartier's vast archives-many for the first time. The text recounts how this collection of over 1,200 items, dating from the 1860s to the present, was formed; explains the antique Jewelry market; and imparts the artistic genius that places Cartier among the world's premier jewelers. Devoted to fine jewelry, this book presents pieces that were designed for the Duchess of Windsor, Daisy Fellowes, and Barbara Hutton alongside the Maharadjah of Patiala's recently restored necklace that once contained the famous De Beers diamond. Fascinating stories and complete technical details present Cartier's most artful creations, from glittering Tiaras to pieces from the famous "bestiary" of panthers, dragons, chimera, birds, and crocodiles, as well as rare brooches, necklaces, and bracelets.

With its lavish slipcase, over a dozen gatefolds, extensive documentation, illustrated chronology, and index, this book is a must for specialists in the decorative Arts and jewelry, and a publishing event for the quality of its Design and reproductions.

Rs. 18445.0

The Best Loved Villages of France

The Best Loved Villages of France

An insider’s tour of France’s most beloved and beautiful villages uncovers the country’s hidden treasures. The Best Loved Villages of France brings the reader on a tour of forty-four of the country’s most treasured destinations. Always picturesque, but often well-kept secrets, the book offers insight into village life and local history. Take a tour of a crumbling medieval fortress with the mayor of Lavardin or peruse the maritime objects found at sea by a mustached fisherman in Saint-Suliac. Stroll along the coast of the Wissant bay windsurfer’s paradise or promenade through the manicured grounds of Vaux-le-Vicomte. Watch the sunrise over the fairy-tale castle in Montsoreau or enjoy a fresh langoustine dinner in Piana, Corsica. This book offers an illustrated tour around all twenty-two regions of France, from Provence and the Alps, to Normandy and the Loire. Aerial and intimate photographs invite the reader to explore these splendid locales, while the descriptions, anecdotes, and interviews with local village-dwellers plunge you into the individual History and character of France’s diverse regions. The villages featured in the book were selected in a popular vote by the French public and they represent an authentic journey into the heart of France.

Rs. 1521.0

High Jewelry by Cartier: Contemporary Creations

High Jewelry by Cartier: Contemporary Creations

A sumptuous tribute to Cartier’s creations with spectacular new photographs of unique pieces, many of which have never been published before. Cartier has defined daring elegance in Jewelry Design for over a century and a half. Featuring over 300 color images, many of them full-page, this lavish, satin-bound volume presents Cartier’s most recent collections: modern pieces of high Jewelry conceived in the spirit of Cartier’s traditional values of creativity, authenticity, and originality. Eight chapters trace the artistic threads and historic sources that have shaped the firm’s distinctive style, such as famous gemstones, the importance of pure, clean lines and balanced colors, and the exotic flora and distinctive feline shapes that characterize Cartier’s more exuberant pieces. Design sketches and period photographs complement larger-than-life images, telling the stories of past creations and explaining the evolution of Contemporary designs. This collection is a celebration of the inimitable Cartier style, with marvelous pieces that embody and celebrate the Personal experience of selecting and wearing fine jewelry.

Rs. 12730.0

Angkor: A Guide to the Temples

Angkor: A Guide to the Temples

Angkor is a fascinating, mysterious site, twice the size of Paris. Protected by UNESCO as part of humanity's common heritage, it is truly unique. This new guide by Jean Laur, former Director of Monuments at the site, explores the History and significance of Angkor in great depth. It is the first scholarly Work to review the site of Angkor since the 1940s. The author's great familiarity with the People and culture of Cambodia and his grasp of the Khmer language means he is perfectly situated to place the monuments in their historical, cultural, and artistic context, providing a fascinating, thoroughly documented, yet accessible guide to the individual ruins. He Covers over one hundred temples in great depth, giving details of the construction methods and Materials used and describing their elaborate ornamentation. The Work also includes numerous maps, plans, and details of the bas reliefs and sculptures, drawn by the author himself. The guide also contains more General information on visiting Cambodia, and the History of the Khmer People and their art. As Southeast Asia in general, and Cambodia in particular, open up to visitors after decades of unrest, this guide is perfectly timed to introduce a greater understanding of the significance of this fascinating site.

Rs. 9554.9

Private Gardens of the Mediterranean

Private Gardens of the Mediterranean

This volume offers rare access into the most beautiful and unique gardens in the Mediterranean region designed by renowned landscape architect Jean Mus. From lush coastal estates or peaceful countryside havens to green oases amid the hustle and bustle of the city, celebrated landscape architect Jean Mus’s lavish gardens—whether perched above the sea or nestling in the heart of a town—are always perfectly integrated into the surrounding Environment and incorporate a rich spectrum of Mediterranean influences, including pottery, slate walkways, sleek water channels, and Regional flora.Taking Readers on an exclusive tour of the world’s most spectacular private Mediterranean gardens that have made Jean Mus’s name, this Work guides us through the South of France into Greece and Portugal, divulging the stories behind his creations and sharing technical and reflective anecdotes from the designer himself. Accompanied by stunning photographs by the late Vincent Motte, this book offers inspiration to gardeners, landscape artists, and lovers of the Mediterranean region alike.

Rs. 1337.0

Pierre Hermé: Chocolate

Pierre Hermé: Chocolate

Renowned French pastry chef Pierre Hermé displays his artistic mastery in this homage to chocolate through recipes that highlight the diversity of the world’s favorite ingredient in all its forms. Nicknamed the "Picasso of Pastry" by Vogue magazine, master pâtissier Pierre Hermé has revolutionized traditional pastry-making. Insatiably creative, in this new volume Hermé returns to his first passion—chocolate. Retracing his passionate love affair with the versatile cacao bean, this Work reveals daring creations that display the celebrated pastry chef’s signature innovative style, which has transformed the realm of pâtisserie. It includes thirty-five recipes, from original combinations such as chocolate, banana, and ginger cake or chocolate and lemon madeleines to rich, iconic desserts like his Infiniment Chocolat Baba Cake, Infiniment Chocolat Macaron, or yuzu-flavored Éclair Azur. Following an intense, synergetic collaboration with photographer Sergio Coimbra, this unique book pays homage to the purity and simplicity of chocolate and its diverse forms and textures. Under Coimbra’s lens, every facet of chocolate is captured in its essence, tempting the reader to enjoy the myriad delights that constitute Pierre Hermé’s extraordinary chocolate repertoire.

Rs. 2942.0

Cartier Magician: High Jewelry and Precious Objects (Cartier Magicien Collection)

Cartier Magician: High Jewelry and Precious Objects (Cartier Magicien Collection)

The enchantment of the House of Cartier’s latest collection is celebrated in this breathtaking new volume.
 
Dedicated to Cartier’s new collection of high Jewelry and precious objects, this volume celebrates the legendary house’s unique ability to bring inanimate objects to life. These pieces reveal the magical universe and exceptional creativity of the master jeweler and watchmaker that make them veritable works of art.
 
Cartier weaves its magic into every jewel and every object, from its sparkling diamonds to the incredibly lifelike pieces from the Animal collections, and from Cartier mystery Clocks to the extraordinary skill of the house’s expert artisans. Internationally acclaimed for its excellence, Cartier continually renews its sources of inspiration while perpetuating the iconic themes that have brought the house such widespread renown.

Rs. 6075.0

Bacon Picasso (Little Book of . . .)

Bacon Picasso (Little Book of . . .)

Francis Bacon was so inspired by the Picasso exhibit in 1927 at the Paul Rosenberg gallery in Paris that he decided to dedicate himself to painting. From that point onward, he established and maintained a multifaceted relationship with Picasso's work. The visual, thematic, and philosophical aspects of the virtual dialogue that ensued between the two artists centered around what Bacon called "the brutality of fact" that linked his Work to that of Picasso. Bacon-Picasso examines the Work of the two artists through their common themes: the crucifixion, the kiss, the scream, and the studio portrait/self-portrait. The juxtaposition of Paintings clearly demonstrates the ways in which Bacon appropriated Picasso's Work into his own art. This volume, co-published with the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, draws from prestigious international collections including the Tate Gallery, London, Musée National Picasso and Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, Moderna Museet (Stockholm), and Fondation Beyeler, Basel.

Rs. 3114.0

Lalanne(s)

Lalanne(s)

This comprehensive volume Covers over fifty years of Sculpture from the Lalannesa menagerie that includes hippo bathtubs, Salvador Dalis escargot cutlery, and wild boar topiaries. Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, a French husband-and-wife team of sculptors, have worked side by side for more than half a century.Their art is complementary, and both draw from the Humor and spontaneity of Surrealism while maintaining their individuality. Drawing from the grand tradition of French animaliers, Francois- Xavier creates opulent, utilitarian pieces such as a whimsical rhinoceros desk, a Tin of Sardines bed, and the famous sheep Chairs that Coco Chanel herded into the living room of her Parisian apartment. Claudes intimate and spontaneous universe ranges from natureinspired Jewelry and Furniture to monu m e n t a l sculpture. Her electroplated molds of the human body for Yves Saint Laurent are icons of twentiethcentury art and fashion. Major Figures from all walks of the Design worldarchitect Peter Marino, London art dealer Ben Brown, interior designer Jacques Grange, Surrealist artist Salvador Dali, and Fashion icons such as Pierre Berg and Valentinohave commissioned pieces from the Lalannes for their commercial projects as well for as their private collections. This is the most complete monograph to be published on the Lalannes, whose Work is featured in major Museums and galleries around the world. Produced in collaboration with the artists, and Drawing from their extensive archive s , it fully documents and illustrates the diversity of their work.

Rs. 3662.0

Collectible Playing Cards (Collectibles)

Collectible Playing Cards (Collectibles)

There are very few families who don't own at least one deck of cards. The hearts, clubs, spades, and diamonds are a familiar sight to all of us. In fact, the use of playing cards has a rich History that dates back to the late 1300s. This volume features cards from all over the world; from the familiar format used for playing poker and bridge, to cards used by fortune tellers, to unique round packs from India. Showcasing over 400 different designs, Collectible Playing Cards takes the reader on a fascinating journey through History that spans the globe.

Paparazzi!: Photographers, Stars, Artists

Paparazzi!: Photographers, Stars, Artists

All aspects of the paparazzi’s craft are examined in this volume that unveils the complex love–hate relationship between photographer and celebrity, and the role of the oft-disparaged profession in Contemporary art today. In 1960, Fellini invented the now infamous paparazzi character in La Dolce Vita. The profession has since alternated between parasite and indispensible Marketing tool in the lucrative Business of celebrity branding that has become a mainstay of popular culture. The most scandalous and memorable photographs of the stars that feed the media machine—from Jackie O to Britney Spears—are included, along with an assessment of the glamour and perils of life in the spotlight. Four leading paparazzi explain the risks of their profession, the factors that impact market value of celebrity snaps, and the tricks employed by both sides—from terrifying car chases to staged publicity stunts that maximize a star’s visibility. The place of the paparazzi in Contemporary art is also covered, either in iconic images themselves, or as inspiration for artists such as Richard Avedon, Cindy Sherman, Terry Richardson, Gerhard Richter, Sophie Calle, Andy Warhol, and Weegee.

Rs. 2781.0

Jean Patou: A Fashionable Life

Jean Patou: A Fashionable Life

This original, illustrated monograph recounts haute couture designer Jean Patous charmed life and career during the apex of twentieth-century glamour, and is drawn from extensive Research into previously unpublished Family archives. During the 1920s and 1930s, the French couturier Jean Patou was Chanels main rival: day pyjamas, jersey sportswear, swimwear, and the little black dress were all among the innovative designs marking Patous relatively brief career as the king of Parisian fashion. He died at the age of 49 in 1936, having had only fifteen years to make his mark on the History of couture. Yet in that short Time this handsome ladies man made a colossal fortune, employed 1,200 People in his shops and studios in Paris, Deauville, Biarritz, and New York, and invented some of the worlds legendary fragrancesJoy and Que Sais-je among othersonly to die alone and ruined in his hotel room the Hotel Georges V in Paris where he lived to escape creditors. This book recounts the story of Patous charmed life and career during the most glamorous years of the twentieth century. For the first time, the heirs of the Patou Family have agreed to open their extensive private Archives to a researcher. The author, historian Emmanuelle Polle, spent more than two years opening box after box to choose from thousands of unpublished documents: photographs, diaries, client lists, and original, hand-colored sketches. The photographs of Fashion designs, original fabrics, art deco furniture, perfume bottles, and vintage Clothing photographed especially for this volume, alongside vintage Prints by major names in Fashion Photography (Baron de Meyer, Laure Albin Guillot, or the Seeberger brothers)retrace the universe of the remarkable aesthete and adept of a certain minimalism that was Jean Patou. This book will be an essential Reference for anyone interested in the History of Fashion and of the greatest years of Parisian style.

Rs. 3790.0

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

This Work examines Hollywood from every angle-offering an insider's view of the iconic films and People that comprise the epicenter of unrivaled cinematic glory-and includes first-hand interviews with the stars. From the pioneers of cinema to the New Hollywood of the 1960s, this volume tells the epic tale of the golden age of American film studios. Featuring previously unpublished or rare interviews with Hollywood greats from Mickey Rooney to Kirk Douglas and from Jane Fonda to Julie Andrews, and including an excerpt from the last interview ever granted by the late Richard Burton, this History offers an insider's perspective of the world's most beloved Entertainment traditions. From silent films to the innovations of sound and then color, from the studio Systems that shaped Hollywood (nababs, censure, and "starification"), to glamour in all its facets (from set Design to the femme fatale), and featuring all of the emblematic genres, professions, and even the studio brands, this book celebrates the vast creative hive at the center of the world's cinematic hub. Rare archival photographs from the set and behind the scenes accompany reproductions of the great movie posters and headshots of screen stars to provide a visual chronology of the evolution of American cinema. From musicals to Westerns to live-action movies, all of the great films, producers, stars, and directors that propagate the fabulous myth of Hollywood make this the ultimate homage and a valuable reference.

Rs. 2920.0

Wallpaper: A History of Style and Trends

Wallpaper: A History of Style and Trends

A confirmed expert explores this versatile and often underestimated medium; an essential component in the decorative arts, which can transform an interior with dramatic effect. Wallpaper was initially used as an affordable substitute for lavish Wall coverings, such as frescoes, tapestries, leathers, or hangings. Its current form debuted in sixteenth-century England, and its popularity took off at the end of the eighteenth century following advances in reproduction techniques. Wallpaper transformed the World of interiors, offering depth and perspective, creating the illusion of panoramic vistas, and incorporating narrative sequences, collections of engravings, or brief morality or History lessons. It eventually developed into the wide range of styles that have marked four centuries of decorative art, from Raphael to conceptual art, and from frescoes to photography. This stunning contribution to wallpapers current revival offers a chronologically-organized and comprehensive review of a savoir faire that continues to thrive.

Rs. 4589.0

Books published by Flammarion at best prices | Best of Flammarion (62 books)

Books published by Flammarion at best prices | Best of Flammarion (62 books) Price
Rodin Rs. 1557.0
Ze French Do It Better: A Lifestyle Guide Rs. 1385.0
Château de Villette: The Splendor of French Decor Rs. 3971.0
Villa Balbiano: Italian Opulence on Lake Como Rs. 3901.0
Writing Time: Montblanc Rs. 6740.45
Wedding Ceremonies Rs. 1200.0
Chaumet: Parisian Jeweler Since 1780 Rs. 4603.0
French Wine Chateaux: Distinctive Vintages and Their Estates Rs. 4739.0
The Official Guide to the Most Beautiful Villages of France (Flammarion Travel) Rs. 1071.85
Cartier Collection: Jewelry Rs. 18445.0
The Best Loved Villages of France Rs. 1521.0
High Jewelry by Cartier: Contemporary Creations Rs. 12730.0
Angkor: A Guide to the Temples Rs. 9554.9
Private Gardens of the Mediterranean Rs. 1337.0
Pierre Hermé: Chocolate Rs. 2942.0
Cartier Magician: High Jewelry and Precious Objects (Cartier Magicien Collection) Rs. 6075.0
Bacon Picasso (Little Book of . . .) Rs. 3114.0
Lalanne(s) Rs. 3662.0
Collectible Playing Cards (Collectibles) Rs. 665.0
Paparazzi!: Photographers, Stars, Artists Rs. 2781.0
Jean Patou: A Fashionable Life Rs. 3790.0
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Rs. 2920.0
Chocolate Master Class: Essential Recipes and Techniques Rs. 1039.0
Wallpaper: A History of Style and Trends Rs. 4589.0

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