Napoleon I's Lost Palaces - Exhibition catalogue
First Consul of the Republic and then Emperor of the French, Napoleon Bonaparte made the "royal houses" of the Ancien Régime his own. Between 1800 and 1815, architecture, fine arts and decorative arts were brought together to offer a new master determined to "finish the Revolution" a setting that was both luxurious and conveyed a message of order and grandeur. In addition to the desire to create a prestigious setting for Napoleon and his entourage, there was a political and economic purpose: to occupy artists, craftsmen and factory workers was to pacify a society that had just emerged from the revolutionary turmoil while promoting French industry in the face of its European competitors.
Exhibition "Palais disparus de Napoléon", Galerie des Gobelins from 15 September 2021 to 15 January 2022.
496 pages / 301 Illustrations
Mobilier national / In Fine éditions d'art