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Authored by the top curators at the Palace of Versailles and the Louvre, and lavishly illustrated as only the J. Paul Getty Trust can do, Marie-Antoinette takes us on location to experience the queen’s rarefied world: her living quarters, gardens, carriages, furniture, gowns, tableware, childhood toys, and, yes, even the humble cotton chemise she was wearing when she lost her head. We learn she was a haughty diva, through excerpts from her correspondence, and we sympathize as she experiences the Revolution’s maniacal wrath. A remarkable work of history, art, and storytelling.

Reviewed by Matt Sutherland

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