Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside The Place Vendôme

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

  • Date Published: May 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521592598

Hardback

Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • In The Place Vendôme, Rochelle Ziskin 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 élites, which were crucial to the formation of a French mode of design. These strategies are illuminated through a study of the socially mobile households of financiers, with their evolving but ambiguous social status. 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, the appropriate relations among social groups, as well as those between men and women, parents and children, and masters and domestics. This study also includes a wide range of illustrated material that is published here for the first time.

    • Major site, but no architectural monograph in English or French
    • Interdisciplinary interest to art historians, architects and social historians
    • 18th-century French plans published here for the first time, of interest to architects
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521592598
    • length: 242 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 120 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • 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
    8. Conclusion.

  • Author

    Rochelle Ziskin, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon
×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×