Napoleon: Revolution to Empire

Ted Gott and Karine Huguenaud with contributing authors

This panoramic volume tells the story of French art, culture and life from the 1770s to the 1820s: the first French voyages of discovery to Australia, the stormy period of social change with the outbreak of the French Revolution, and the rise to power of the young Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine. Together the couple defined taste for a new century, and in the age of exploration developed a particular fascination for Australia.

As well as telling the remarkable story of France’s close involvement with Australia in the early 1800s, Napoleon: Revolution to Empire showcases hundreds of works of breathtaking opulence and luxury.

Featuring insightful writing by world-renowned historians of Napoleonic art and design, this authoritative publication celebrates the vital contributions to the visual arts made by Napoleon as first Emperor of France.

Format: 270mm x 224mm, portrait
hardback and paperback
336 pages
Fully illustrated in colour
ISBN: 978-0-7241-0356-0 (hardback);
978-0-7241-0355-3 (paperback)
Category: Art and design
Published: June 2012
RRP: $79.95 AUD (hardback); $49.95 AUD

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Napoleon: Revolution to Empire
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The Adventures of Napoleon and Josephine

The Adventures of Napoleon and Josephine

Phip Murray

Publication Year 2012

Excerpts from the The Adventures of Napoleon and Josephine publication.

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Revolution to Empire

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