French Architectural and Ornament Drawings of the Eighteenth Century
by Mary L. Myers
This volume reproduces a wide selection of works from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of 18th-century French drawings, which provide a rare window into the daily life and artistic efforts of the period. Among the architectural subjects are designs for town house exteriors and interiors; stage sets; an entry for the Prix de Rome architectural competition; and studies for fountains, furniture, carpets, decorative hardware, silver, porcelain, vases, and more. The accompanying text includes descriptive commentaries, provenances, and references.
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1991
224 pp., color and b/w illus. 8.5x11 inches
ISBN-10: 0870996258; ISBN-13: 9780870996252
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