A Royal Passion is the first in-depth study of the Sun King as a
patron of architecture. Surveying such monuments as the Louvre,
Versailles, the Invalides, and other buildings that are closely
identified with Louis XIV, Robert W. Berger demonstrates why these
buildings, gardens, urban spaces, and their decorations were so
important to him. Serving as functional necessities, objects of
aesthetic delight, and as political statements, his architectural... more...