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Jacques Garcia: Decorating in the French Style Hardcover – August 30, 2005


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Flammarion; Revised edition (August 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2080305077
  • ISBN-13: 978-2080305077
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 9.8 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,069,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Franck Ferrand is a historian and decorative arts connoisseur and author of Bordeaux Chéteaux (Flammarion, 2004). He worked in close cooperation with Jacques Garcia on both editions of the present volume.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Clodion on March 7, 2006
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Most American designers who would persuade that they present us with so called 'French' design, actually show us American interiors with a few traditional French furniture pieces thrown in the loupe - but this doesn't make them French. (Generally they come across more English country house, really; chintz et al.) Jacques Garcia is very different! He knows the traditional interiors of France as if they are tattooed blueprints on his mind; the panelling, floors, carvings, mantles, proportions, the furniture and accessories, fabrics, architecture and art - but most importantly he has that extremely rare ability to know those idiosyncratic and intangible differences, those transcendent and ethereal distinctions of the French intellect regarding aesthetics. He has found the French soul and is sharing it with you. It is not even slightly American! If you wish to know what France IS see Garcia's book!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jill L. Esterman on October 21, 2005
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This stunning book presents the residential and commercial work of the French interior designer Jacques Garcia. The printing quality and paper stock are superb. Though written in a subjective, praising and uncritical style, the book still provides insights into Garcia's background and design philosophy. As one who has visited Champ de Bataille, the book truly captures the beauty and grandeur of the place.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J-YO on March 20, 2006
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I first saw this book at a Baker Furniture showroom which sales the Garcia furniture line. The furniture on display did not capture the genius of Garcia which, on the other hand, the book does. I have not had the opportunity to read but a few lines from this book, as my busy schedule has not permitted. However, from what I have read, I am in for a treat.

I have, however, scanned the pictures. I have stickey notes, every few pages of my favorite decors. This book is nothing short of a visual feast. Garcia, like many gifted individuals, comes from another planet where his talent for his profession could not be learned from a text book or a class room. You either have it or you don't.

I am delighted with this book. Damn that beige color pallet. I truely appreciated his opulent use of the rich coloring of European aristocracy. If I could give it more stars, I would.
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