Jacques Garcia: Twenty Years of Passion: Chateau du Champ de Bataille

By: Alain Stella (Text); Henri Loyrette (Foreward); Beatrix Saule (Preface)

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This visually sensational book takes readers into the private domain of Jacques Garcia, providing unprecedented access into the magnificent interiors of the chateau that the great decorator calls home. Antiquities aficionado and much-lauded interior designer Jacques Garcia purchased the imposing Chateau du Champ de Bataille twenty years ago in a state of virtual ruin and lovingly restored it to its former splendor. The chateau is now a treasure trove of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century architecture, furniture, and garden design, to which Garcia brought his considerable expertise gleaned from numerous restoration projects, including rooms at Versailles and the Louvre. Every detail-from the library, with its collection of priceless books, to the grand dining room, with its rare collection of Sevres porcelain, to the hall of taxidermy-has been carefully reconstituted and interpreted through the prism of Jacques Garcia's extraordinary eye and inimitable style.
This superbly illustrated volume documents the meticulous research and epic restoration undertaken by the designer. Informed by history and imbued with the exquisite beauty of the chateau and its priceless collection of paintings, sculptures, porcelain, silver, and furniture, Garcia and his masterpiece will be a revelation to specialists on French art and a delight and inspiration to anyone interested in interior decoration and restoration.

Title: Jacques Garcia: Twenty Years of Passion: Chateau du Champ de Bataille

Author Name: Alain Stella (Text); Henri Loyrette (Foreward); Beatrix Saule (Preface)

Illustrator: Photographs by Eric Sander

Categories: Architecture,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Flammarion: 2013

ISBN Number: 2080201697

ISBN Number 13: 9782080201690

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Like New

Jacket Condition: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Size: 10.75" x 14" x 2"

Seller ID: 061409

Description: "...a revelation for specialists in French art history and a source of delight and inspiration for all those who have a passion for interior decoration and the art of restoration." (from dust jacket). Introduction, The Secret of a Man, by Franck Ferrand. Metallic gold paper boards, blind-stamped on front and spine with title and publisher. Decorated end sheets. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs by Sander on almost every page, including two-page frontispiece. 400 pp. Pictorial, glossy dust jacket. Book and dust jacket in like new condition. Due to this book's size and/or weight, additional shipping may be needed. Full refund if not satisfied.