"A truly enlightening book."—The Art Newspaper
“Editor and essayist Charissa Bremer-David . . . reveals much about the ideas and attitudes of 18th-century Parisian society through the magnificent relics it left behind. But be warned: These tales of the leisurely lives of French aristocrats, from their morning toilettes to their after-dark dalliances, may elicit pangs of envy.”—artinfo.com
Paris: Life and Luxury has the outward attributes of a small coffee-table book, but this belies its contents which make a serious contribution to scholarship.”Burlington Magazine
Superbly and exquisitely illustrated. . . . For those who did not have the opportunity to visit the exhibition, reading the book will be the next best thing: Que la fête commence!”New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century
About the Author
Charissa Bremer-David is curator in the Department of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the J. Paul Getty Museum.