Napoleon and Paris
By Jean-François Lozier
June 2016, ISBN 978-0-660-03698-4
112 pages, 54 images, 15 x 15 cm, paperback
Discover the complex relationship between a legendary man and one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Paris shaped Napoleon as much as Napoleon transformed Paris. This souvenir catalogue chronicles the ways in which the city set the scene for his meteoric rise and fall, and gives a sense of how its inhabitants experienced the turning points of the era. Personal objects and furniture provide an intimate look at the luxury enjoyed by the Emperor and his inner circle, and place the savoir faire of Parisian artisans in the limelight. A wealth of paintings and architectural drawings allow us to catch glimpses of Napoleon’s capital — both as it was, and as it could have been.