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A Royal Passion: Louis XIV as Patron of Architecture Hardcover – 30 Sep 1994

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (30 Sept. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521440297
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521440295
  • Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 2 x 25.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,260,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This readable and cogently presented text is accompanied by suitable photographs and floor plan of the buildings that permit the reader to comprehend both the buildings' authentic structures and aesthetic sensibilities. Berger's style is thoroughly engaging, a sardonic sense of humor resonating across his finely crafted scholarly prose. Like the architecture he describes, his analyses are elegantly crafted and provide the reader a superb impression of the relationship between Louis's architectural achievements and the king's own character." Simon P. Sibelman, The European Studies Journal

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A Royal Passion is the first in-depth study of the Sun King as a patron of architecture. Surveying such monuments as the Louvre, Versailles, the Invalides, and other buildings that are closely identified with Louis XIV, Robert W. Berger demonstrates why these buildings, gardens, urban spaces, and their decorations were so important to him.


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