Sunday, March 25, 2007

Book Review: The Private Realm of Marie Antoinette

I thought I'd occasionally share with you a book review, written by moi, of a recent book I've read about or related to Marie Antoinette. The first book I'll review is called The Private Realm of Marie Antoinette by Marie-France Boyer and Francois Halard (photographer). This book is not a biography, per say, but more of a collection of rare photographs of the various places Marie Antoinette spent her days while queen of France. There are also pictures of some of her personal belongings, like her gambling pouch and her desk. Along with the photos there are descriptions and some pages of text. The book is divided into the different sections of where she lived, including her own apartment and the Petit Trianon. This book is a must if you are interested in not only Marie Antoinette herself, but the architecture and decor of the time. When I read this, I felt as if I was touring Versailles myself! Buy it on Amazon.

-R*

4 comments:

HeatherJ said...

Beautiful book. I just love french decor.

Elizabeth said...

aww, thanks! I'll add you too. I love marie antoinette!!!

amber renee said...

i should buy this one then~
i just found your blog! i was happy to find it. <3
mine: http://amcam.livejournal.com

Anonymous said...

What touching words :)