Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the Eighteenth Century

During the reigns of Louis XV (1723-74) and Louis XVI (1774-92), fashion and furniture were not simply meant to be beautiful but were also intended to arouse, attract, and seduce. Published in response to the critically acclaimed and hugely popular exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum in the fall of 2004, Dangerous Liaisons focuses on fashion and its interplay with the paintings, furniture, and decorative arts of eighteenth-century France. Featuring beautiful color photographs of the exhibition’s installation, details of the garments, and supplementary historical material, the book demonstrates how the extravagant clothing of the period reiterated the splendor of Rococo and Neoclassical interiors.

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Dangerous liaisons: fashion and furniture in the eighteenth century

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Originally intended to accompany an acclaimed exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2004, this beautifully and thoughtfully illustrated (68 color photographs) work has been compiled ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Harold Koda is Curator in Charge and Andrew Bolton is Associate Curator of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mimi Hellman is Assistant Professor of Art History at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.

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