For anyone interested in the decorative arts of 18th century France, this book is perfect. It has loads of very good pictures for the casually interested person and very clear and in-depth text for those of a more scholarly bent.
I loved this book which really is a great survey of French 18th century decorative arts. Using engravings, paintings, and pictures of objects, the book divides the decorative arts into chapter categories (porcelain, silver, glass, painting, etc.) and attempts to fit their development into the larger development of French interior design.