Buckingham Palace: The Interiors
Interior designer and artist Ashley Hicks presents his photographs and a description of the interior design of Buckingham Palace, which has been home to Britain's royal family since 1837. The palace is an important representation of the Regency, Victorian and Edwardian styles and was designed by well-known architects such as John Nash and Sir Aston Webb. Hicks captures the formal spaces with liveliness and captures the sumptuous rooms, which are endowed with treasures from the Royal Collection.
From the Grand Staircase, Hicks leads us through the state rooms, which include the White Salon and the Blue Salon, both of which overlook the palace garden. the ballroom, where twenty furnishing ceremonies take place every year; and the throne room, which was used by Queen Victoria for spectacular costume balls in the 1840s. In the long, brightly lit picture gallery are exhibited, among other important works of art from the royal collection of Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, Nicolas Poussin, Anthony van Dyck, John Vermeer and Canaletto. Decorative furniture from the exotic Brighton Pavilion by George IV gives many rooms an imaginative touch.
- Hardcover Book
- Hicks, Ashley (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 256 Pages - 09/25/2018 (Publication Date) - Rizzoli...
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