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From the Publisher
This visually sensational book takes readers into the private
domain of Jacques Garcia, providing unprecedented access into the
magnificent interiors of the chateau that the great decorator calls
home. Antiquities aficionado and much-lauded interior designer
Jacques Garcia purchased the imposing Chateau du Champ de Bataille
twenty years ago in a state of virtual ruin and lovingly restored
it to its former splendor. The chateau is now a treasure trove of
seventeenth- and eighteenth-century architecture, furniture, and
garden design, to which Garcia brought his considerable expertise
gleaned from numerous restoration projects, including rooms at
Versailles and the Louvre. Every detail-from the library, with its
collection of priceless books, to the grand dining room, with its
rare collection of Sevres porcelain, to the hall of taxidermy-has
been carefully reconstituted and interpreted through the prism of
Jacques Garcia''s extraordinary eye and inimitable style.
This superbly illustrated volume documents the meticulous research
and epic restoration undertaken by the designer. Informed by
history and imbued with the exquisite beauty of the chateau and its
priceless collection of paintings, sculptures, porcelain, silver,
and furniture, Garcia and his masterpiece will be a revelation to
specialists on French art and a delight and inspiration to anyone
interested in interior decoration and restoration.