One of the very best books you can buy for your library is the three volumes of Robert Polidori’s Parcours Museologique Revisite, which is a twenty-five year photographic project charting the renovation of the palace at Versailles.
In an effort to keep France’s vibrant history alive, each room in the palace is carefully restored to mirror its original state. Polidori’s extensive photographic documentation focuses on the rebuilding and restoration of the Palace of Versailles, which he followed for over 25 years. The rooms, the elaborate renovation work on the palace during the 1980s give the viewer an idea of the past of this historic place, and the art of conserving it meticulously. Gold embellishments, polished wood inlays, glittering chandeliers, extravagant furniture are all aspects of Versailles that we adore.
About Robert Polidori:
Robert Polidori was born in Montreal, Quebec and now lives and works in New York City. His work has been exhibited internationally and across the United States. A staff photographer of The New Yorker, Polidori has received numerous honors, including a World Press Award for his coverage of the building of the Getty Museum and the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography in 1999 and 2002. Polidori is the author of several books, most recently Parcous Muséologique Revisté, an epic three volume collection of his Versailles prints published in 2009 by Steidl.
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