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Title:
Palaces : masterpieces of architecture
Author:
Brooks, Laura.
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Publication Information:
New York : Todtri, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
80 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781577171461
Format :
Book

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Central Library NA7710 .B76 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Open the pages of this gorgeous volume and step inside the world's most spectacular homes. The history of the palace is more than just a survey of building styles; it is the very history of Europe. All across the continent, palaces grace the countryside with imposing architecture, beautiful gardens, and fascinating stories. Each of these magnificent royal homes testifies to immense wealth, luxurious taste, dynastic pride, political power, and family rivalry. From the pure theatricality of Versailles to the fairy-tale indulgences of Ludwig of Bavaria, palaces hold sway over the imagination and speak of other eras, other worlds.Along with a descriptive text, this volume offers 90 full-color views of palaces in Great Britain, Scandinavia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, and Russia.


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