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Versailles: A Private Invitation Hardcover – October 11, 2011
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My only real complaint is that the translation from the original French text into English is sometimes clumsily done. I would guess that I am way more familiar with Versailles than the average reader . . . I have read dozens of books about the palace and its history, and I have actually toured Versailles in person on numerous occasions, including privately-led special-study tours.Read more ›
The text is brief and accessible to make room for the photos but it gives enough information about each illustration.
There are several close-up shots to reveal the architectural details and the craftsmanship of each piece of art. The book also includes some areas that weren't photographed before adding more value to this book.
Highly recommended for anyone with passion about Versailles and fine historical architecture.
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When I ordered this book, I thought I was going to view places in Versailles that not many get to view. This is not the case. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Diane Clement
Beautifully photographed by Francis Hammond, with insightful and scholarly text by Guillaume Picon. This book is like taking a private tour into one of the most extraordinary and... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ashley Kath-Bilsky
This book is gorgeous!! Full of background information of the palace. I wish I bought from a different book seller as it took more than the time described to get this book. Read morePublished 21 months ago by amy chalmers
You have to see it to believe it. Really pictures will not allow you to feel what it is like. Also, they can never show all that is there. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Tim Guilliams
Pictures of rooms in the Chateau that the public rarely if ever gets to see. There are 1,000 rooms in the chateau, it gives you more of behind the scene look at the chateau. Read morePublished on August 16, 2014 by Stephen H. Foster
Wonderful book. It was a gift to my sister, but I also was able to read it.Published on August 12, 2014 by Beverly K. Tietje
If you've been to Versailles or want to go, you'll love this book. The day that we visited, Versailles was packed with people, and it was hard to get the photos we really wanted... Read morePublished on July 16, 2014 by Cassandra