Decorative Arts Museum guide
Jérôme Coignard est historien de l'art et journaliste. Rédacteur à la revue Connaissance des Arts, il a notamment publié On a volé la Joconde (Adam Biro), Style colonial (Le Chêne), Palais romantiques des dernières cours d'Europe (Gallimard) et Boîtes romantiques (Le Passage).
Paperback with flaps
Les Arts Décoratifs Editions
Pedagogical and pleasant to browse, this guide follows the historical course of the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Room after room, the major works are commented: furniture, silverware, ceramics, glass, jewelry, wallpapers, drawings, toys ..., all fields of everyday arts are represented. Thematic approaches offer a complementary perspective on the uses, techniques or strong personalities that have marked the history of the decorative arts. Beyond its function of accompanying the visit of the museum, this book is also a real tool for introduction to the decorative arts.