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Versailles: From Louis XIV to Jeff Koons (Special Edition)

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Welcome to the most storied palace in the world, the glittering Château de Versailles. Recounting the most important historical, social, and cultural milestones of Versailles, beginning with the original proposal...

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Formerly editor in chief of Le Point newspaper, Catherine Pégard was appointed adviser to President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007. Since 2011 she has been president of the Public Establishment of the Palace, Museum and National Estate of Versailles. Pégard was awarded Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2012.

With a doctorate from the Sorbonne, Mathieu da Vinha is the author of numerous articles and books and a regular participant in interviews and broadcasts on the subject of Versailles. Specializing in matters of the court of France and the daily functioning of the Palace of Versailles under the Ancien Régime, he has published Le Versailles de Louis XIV (2009); Versailles pour les Nuls, co-written with Raphaël Masson (2011); Versailles: Histoire, dictionnaire et anthologie (co-director, 2015); Au service du roi: Dans les coulisses de Versailles (2015); Dans la Garde-robe de Marie-Antoinette (2018); and Vivre à la cour de Versailles en 100 questions (2018).

Versailles, like everything on a grand scale, is and will always be beautiful.

— Alexandre Dumas

In the details

Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan.

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In the details

Each purchase comes with complimentary white handling gloves and our signature tote bag.

Page count

234 pages

Number of illustrations

200

Language

English

Released on

November 2020

Dimensions

W 15.75 x L 18.75 x D 3.15 in

Cover materials

Handcrafted volume in a luxury velvet
clamshell case with metal plaque

ISBN

882664001186

Weight

20.0 lb

Catherine Pégard

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THE ART OF LUXURY BOOKMAKING

Since its beginnings in 1994, Assouline has been dedicated to creating books that are as informational as they are beautiful works of art. The respect for the product and the process of creation is evident in every facet – the traditional technique of hand-binding covers, the imagery that transports the reader to another place and time, the luxurious thickness of each page.

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THE ULTIMATE TOWER

Assouline’s Ultimate Tower serves as a stylish new way for our readers to prominently display our most iconic collection. Crafted in a matte-black metal with the Assouline logo engraved on front of its base, the stand is capable of holding ten Assouline Ultimate titles and is a must-have for every culture connoisseur.

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