The Place Vendôme: Architecture and Social Mobility in Eighteenth-Century Paris by Rochelle ZiskinThe Place Vendôme: Architecture and Social Mobility in Eighteenth-Century Paris by Rochelle Ziskin

The Place Vendôme: Architecture and Social Mobility in Eighteenth-Century Paris

byRochelle Ziskin

Hardcover | January 28, 1999

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In this book the author explores the sociological foundations of domestic design in eighteenth-century France, the acknowledged leader of domestic architecture in this period. Focusing on the Place Vendôme, which was developed by the financiers of Paris, she examines the representational strategies and dilemmas of French elites, which were crucial to the formation of a French mode of design. Through analyses of social distinctions and ambitions, Ziskin explores the manner in which the dwellings of the Place Vendôme embodied beliefs about the nature of society and the appropriate relations among social groups.
Title:The Place Vendôme: Architecture and Social Mobility in Eighteenth-Century ParisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 0.79 inPublished:January 28, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521592593

ISBN - 13:9780521592598

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Table of Contents

1. Louis XIV's Parisian place royale reconceived; 2. Sociological representation and gendered realms; 3. Typology at the Place Vendôme; 4. The Regency and its aftermath; 5. 'Not at all Monsieur Jourdain...'; 6. Mobility, adaptation, and reconstruction; 7. Collecting, the Caisse and the Boudoir: The Place Vendôme at the end of the Old Regime; 7. Conclusion.

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In the 18th century, France was the leader in domestic architecture. The Place Vendôme examines the sociological foundations of domestic design in France at this time, particularly the Place Vendôme. The book is a fascinating look at the representational strategies and dilemmas faced by the French elite, without whom this mode of design could not exist. By analysing social distinctions and ambitions, Rochelle Ziskin intriguingly depicts the French society of this period.