Interior Design

Empire Style: The Hôtel de Beauharnais in Paris

This first monograph dedicated to the most spectacular example of Parisian First Empire interior architecture retraces the history of the building and the lives of its residents.

This meticulously researched and magnificently photographed volume beckons the reader inside France's most precious example of interior design from the Consulate period while retracing the lives of its most illustrious residents from the Regency to the present day.

About The Author

Ulrich Leben is an art historian and chief consultant for the restoration of the furniture and interiors of the Beauharnais residence. He is associate curator for the furniture collection at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, and a professor at Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts in New York. He has curated numerous exhibitions and is the author of several books and articles on the history of furniture and French and German interiors.

Jörg Ebeling is director of research at the Centre Allemand d'Histoire de l'Art in Paris. He has been the chief consultant for the renovation of the Beauharnais residence since 2002 and is the author of numerous articles and exhibition catalogues on artistic exchange between France and Germany.

Francis Hammond is a well-reputed lifestyle photographer who has contributed to numerous works published by Flammarion, such as Historic Houses of Paris: Residences of the Ambassadors (2010) and Private Houses of France (2014). His photography has feautured in publications across the world including Elle and Martha Stewart Living and has won him several awards.

  • Publish Date: September 01, 2020
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Architecture - Interior Design - General
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Trim Size: 10-1/2 x 13-3/4
  • Pages: 348
  • US Price: $49.98
  • CDN Price: $67.48
  • ISBN: 978-2-08-151951-0

Author Bookshelf: Ulrich Leben, Francis Hammond