400 pages, 14 × 10.8 × 1.87 in
March 4, 2014
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 2080201697
ISBN - 13: 9782080201690
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.
About the Author
Alain Stella is the author of Mariage Freres French Tea: Three Centuries of Savoir-Faire (2003), Historic Houses of Paris: Residences of the Ambassadors (2010), and French Wine Chateaux: Distinctive Vintages and Their Estates (2012), all published by Flammarion. Eric Sander's photographs have been published in numerous magazines worldwide, including Life, Time, and Newsweek, and in more than fifteen books.
“Jacques Garcia showcases the AD100 decorator’s jaw-dropping Normandy estate.” –Architectural Digest
“The sumptuous new volume reveals what the designer has been doing for the past two decades when he wasn’t dreaming up interiors for clients.” –Elle Décor
“Champ de Bataille is the culmination of a personal journey and life story; it is also the most subtle and eloquent of self-portraits.” –Departures Magazine
“A new monograph from the incomparable French designer puts the spotlight on his most personal – and ambitious—project to date…” -1st Dibs