Robert Polidori

Versailles: États Transitoires

Steidl, Göttingen, Germany. Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, 2008. Hardcover, 44 pages, 18 color plates, 14-1/4 x 12 inches. 30.00

Published in conjunction with a 2008 exhibition at the Edwynn Houk Gallery, this catalogue contains 18 color illustrations of Robert Polidori's photographs of Versailles from the past 25 years. Using an 8 x 10 large format view camera, Polidori captures in exquisite detail the architectural flourishes of the Baroque royal residence as well as the tell-tale signs of the modernizing processes, which have adapted the 18th century palace into a museum of the 20th century.

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