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The French Chateau: Life, Style, Tradition Paperback – April 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (April 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500282714
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500282717
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 10.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,455,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The subtitle aptly depicts the content of this photo essay, which reveals intimate details of family life in the French chateau of today. We are invited inside the princely residences of several contemporary French families to catch a glimpse of their way of life. No architectural odyssey this; often we're not even shown a picture of the chateau itself. But what treasures await us inside! A cook ushers us into the kitchen, a maid takes us on a tour of the linen room, a butler allows us to view the china cabinet. Then we sit down to dinner with crystal goblets ablaze from the candles illuminating the entire room. Naudin's dazzling photographs also lead us outside to the kitchen gardens, a hunt, and a formal wedding. Though anecdotal historical commentary is provided for each chateau, a fairy-tale quality pervades these settings; often, we don't even know their location on the map. Recommended for readers who enjoy a look at the good life.
- Edward B. Cone, New York
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 24, 2001
Format: Paperback
If you love French history, art, decoration and life style; if you have ever dreamed of living in a beautiful French chateau, you must get this book. Each time I open this book I am enchanted. What makes this book especially interesting is that people still live in these chateaus, these dreamscapes of tall Mansart roofs, formal French gardens and rooms filled with 18th century furniture. Forget about the text, it's the ravishingly photographed gardens and interiors that inspire one to dream. Beyond the sheer fantasy of it, this book showed me how I could create a little of the "French Chateau Style" in my own humble living space.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Another reader on June 9, 2006
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Christiane De Nicolay-Mazery is a fabulous author with fabulous connections. I'm an interior designer & I find Christiane De Nicolay-Mazery's books to be the most inspirational decorating books that I own. One of her other books, 'Private Houses of Paris', is my favorite book on the topic of decorating and I own almost every significant book published on this topic. This book is available in hardback as 'used', which I found and purchased later since I handled the softcover version to the point of it coming apart even though the softcover version is of excellent quality. Inspirational design is absolutely on every page of this book!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Wine Babe on March 27, 2007
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An unusual and beautifully published book that profiles privately-owned chateaux, inside and out. It gives you an intimate view of life within the rooms, formal and informal, utility and casual, garden and forest. Family and friends are included from a respectable distance, showing weekend sporting activities and day to day life. Snobbish? Unapproachable? Not really. Think of it as a personable Architectural Digest a la Francaise, with much more panache.
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By Henri Gabriel on April 8, 2010
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The title of this book is very truthful, it has many more pages about how these extremely wealthy men and women live and not as many good photographs of the actual properties. Overall though, it is still a very nice book and would be a nice gift for any Francophile.
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