fredag den 28. november 2014

Your Royal Library

There are plenty of books on this particular subject and in case you do not want to scroll through the Reading the Realms-section - or just want a clear view - here is a list of books that just might interest you.

The Kings, Queens and Courtiers:

  • Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Lady Antonia Fraiser
  • Louis XIV by Dunlop
  • Memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon
  • Madame de Pompadour: Mistress of France by Christine Pevitt Algrant
  • Louis the Beloved by Olivier Bernier
  • Madame de Sévigné's Letters
  • Brother to the Sun King: Philippe, Duke of Orleans by Nancy Nichols Barker
  • First Lady of Versailles: Marie Adélaide of Savoy, Dauphine of France by Lucy Norton
  • The Secret Wife of Louis XIV: Madame de Maintenon by Veronica Buckley
  • The Lost King of France by Deborah Cadbury
  • Madame du Barry: the Wages of Beauty by Joan Haslip
  • The King's Midwife: A History and Mystery of Madame du Coudray by Nina Rattner Gelbart
  • A Day with Marie Antoinette by Helene Delalex and Francis Hammond
  • Marie Thérèse: the Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter by Susan Nagel
  • Love and Louis XIV by Lady Antonia Fraiser
  • The Real Queen of France: Athénaïs and Louis XIV by Lisa Hilton
  • The Man who Outshone the Sun King by Charles Drazin
  • Louis XIV: a Royal Life by Olivier Bernier
  • Philippe, Duc d'Orlèans: Regent of France by Christine Pevitt
  • Princesse of Versailles: The Life of Marie Adelaide of Savoy by Charles W. Elliot
  • La Grande Mademoiselle at the Court of France by Vincent J. Pitts
Lady Antonia Fraiser's "Marie Antoinette: the Journey" - my favourite book on Marie Antoinette

The Palace & Gardens

  • Versailles: A Private Invitation by Francis Hammond and Guillaume Picon
  • The Sun King's Garden by Ian Thompson
  • Vaux and Versailles by Claire Goldstein
  • From Marie Antoinette's Garden by Élisabeth de Feydeau
  • The Gardener of Versailles by Alain Baraton
  • Versailles: a Biography of a Palace by Tony Spawford
  • Gardens of Versailles by Beatrix Saule
Secret Versailles
"Versailles: A Private Invitation" offers an inside glimpse of the palace
Fashion & Jewellery
  • Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Fashion in Detail by Avril Hart
  • Fashion Victims by Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
  • 18th century Embroidery Techniques by Gail Marsh
  • Dress in France in the 18th Century by Madeleine Delpierre
  • The Beau Monde: Fashionable Society in Georgian London by Hannah Greig
  • Embroidered with White by Heather Toomer
  • Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution by Caroline Weber
  • Eighteenth Century French Fashion in Full Colour by Stella Blum
  • Dressed to Rule by Philip Mansel
  • Fashion Prints in the Age of Louis XIV by Kathryn Norberg and Sandra Rosenbaum
Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail: The 17th and 18th Centuries by Avril Hart
A part of a series of fashion history

Court Life & Events
  • The Queen's Necklace by Frances Mossiker
  • The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV by Anne Somerset
  • The Triumph of Pleasure: Louis XIV & the Politics of Spectacle by Georgia J. Cowart
Another book in my inventory! The Affair of the Poisons gives an insight into a far darker side of Louis XIV's court

Furniture & Art
  • French Painting in the Seventeenth Century by Alain Mérot
  • Furnishing the Eighteenth Century by Dena Goodma and Kathryn Norberg
  • Paris: Life and Luxury in Eighteenth Century France by Charissa Bremer-David
  • French Interiors of the 18th Century by John Whitehea
  • Pastel Portraits: Images of 18th Century Europe by Katharine Baetjer and Marjorie Shelly
  • Between Luxury and Everyday by Katie Scott
  • Making Up the Rococo: Francois Boucher and his Critics by Melissa Hyde
  • 17th and 18th Century Arts: Baroque Painting, Sculpture, Architecture by Julius Held and Donald Posner 

French Society
  • The Splendid Century: Life in the France of Louis XIV by W. H. Lewis
  • Royal Censorship on Books in 18th-Century France by Raymond Birn
  • Painters and Public Life in Eighteenth Century Paris by Thomas Crow
The Splendid Century: Life in the France of Louis XIV
A wider look at what France looked like during Louis XIV

  • Mistress of the Revolution by Catherine Delors
  • Farewell, My Queen by Chantal Thomas
  • Dancing to the Precipice by Caroline Moorehead
  • The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas
  • To Dance with Kings by Rosalind Laker
  • Days of Splendour, Days of Sorrow by Juliet Grey

Everything Else:

  • The Libertine; the Art of Love in 18th-century France by Michel Delon
  • The Road from Versailles: Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and the Fall of the French Monarchy by Munro Price
  • The Devil in the Holy Water: the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon by Robert Darnton
The Libertine
"The Libertine"

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