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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Abrams (1 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419709615
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419709616
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 2.9 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,036 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Antoine Pecqueur is a journalist for the French television channel Mezzo, and section chief for the online classical music periodical La Lettre du Musicien. He is also a contributing journalist at Le Monde. He is the author of several books, including Les Ecrans sonores de Stanley Kubrick, published by Editions du Point d'exclamation. Guillaume de Laubier is a photographer who specialises in interior design, decor and lifestyle. He spent sixteen years as a contributor to Elle Decoration, and has also contributed to numerous other publications including Vogue and Maison Francaise. He has published several books, including The World's Most Beautiful Libraries and Dressing the Home: The Private Spaces of Top Fashion Designers. He is cofounder of the hotel-services marketing and publicity agency Hotel en Vue.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MR MICHAEL BATES on 30 May 2014
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The blurb on Amazon.co.uk says:
"Moving from Sydney to Covent Garden, from Beijing to Saint Petersburg, from Oslo to Manaus, from le Petit Trianon to New York and San Francisco, photographer Guillaume de Laubier and journalist Antoine Pecqueur explore twenty-five of the world's most beautiful opera houses...".

In fact, there are 32 not 25, but they DON'T include Beijing, St Petersburg, Manaus, Le Petit Trianon or San Francisco! And the cover picture isn't as shown.

It's still an excellent production, an ideal gift for anyone who loves opera or architecture or both. If I have a criticism, it is that the choice is a little too Euro-centric, and includes too few modern houses. Granted, this may reflect a lack of worthy candidates, but Beijing surely merits inclusion, and- perhaps more controversially- Zara Hadid's Guangzhou Opera. And are there no beautiful modern opera houses in North America?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Terry Davis on 28 Jun. 2014
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Wonderful book. Superb if you like opera houses. Speedy service from supplier
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WHAT A BOOK, GREAT PICTURES, GOOD READ
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful Book 19 Nov. 2013
By LBS - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a must have if you love beautiful books about your favorite things. Opera houses are a interest of mine. You will not be disappointed with this purchase. This book would make an excellent gift for someone who is interested in opera or architecture.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A must for opera lovers 6 Dec. 2013
By Len Lamensdorf - Published on Amazon.com
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Extraordinary! Drop-dead beautiful photos of magnificent opera houses in an elegant format -- weighty, but wonderful
Len Lamensdorf
Westlake Village, CA
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Bellissimo! A great inspiring book for opera lovers. 25 Jan. 2014
By J. R. Spencer - Published on Amazon.com
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I recently received a copy of this for my birthday. As an opera coach and author myself I'm always looking for interesting new books. I was so delighted to received Laubier's The Most Beautiful Opera houses in the World.

The book not only covers the history of major opera houses around the globe, but the photos, presentation are just outstanding. You feel immersed in the elegant world of grand opera. Not only a must for all opera lovers, but a really interesting historical guide into the history of opera.

You can tell this was a labor of of love for the author. The book is infused with elegance, and passion. I have it sitting on my coffee table, and it has been truly magical to see parents of of my vocal students look through this and say. "WOW I think I need to take the kids to their first opera."

Laubier captures the magic of the world of opera. BRAVO Signore.

J. R. is the author of: An Historical Study of Kurt Weill's Der Silbersee: Ein Wintermarchen
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Truly a beautiful book 16 Dec. 2013
By Robert A. Farrow - Published on Amazon.com
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I am thoroughly enjoying this book. The background on the houses is great and the pictures are stunning. This will always be on my table for visitors to see.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
slightly disappointing 1 Jan. 2015
By UES Reader - Published on Amazon.com
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My first quibble is that I bought the book for $60 and days later noticed it was now $40. A hint, Amazon, people don't like that. As far as the book goes, it is beautifully produced and photographed and very nostalgic if you have been to a house in question, exciting if you haven't (yet). Never having realised my life ambition of visiting Bayreuth and Salzburg, those were keenly interesting. There were some odd omissions, the Colon in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, the San Carlos in Lisbon etc. Others were given very short shrift even though gorgeous and famous. There are some arty angles and views which are pretty but then one sacrifices any real view of what it looks like. My main complaint, and the reason for 3 stars instead of 4, is the endless procession of modern, boring opera houses which most resemble parking garages. I remember being in Oslo a few years ago and passing the opera house. One of my companions said' "well you'll never see THAT in a coffee table book!" We all laughed, but here it is and more than one photo. Still, if you love opera and, like me, have some dream houses you will probably now never visit, get this book.
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