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"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
Charissa Bremer-David is curator in the Department of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the J. Paul Getty Museum.