Pharaohs, Harems and Cavaliers:

Napoleon's Empire and Egypt

Friday, October 30
2:30 p.m.


Madeleine Deschamps
Author and Designer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York


Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign (1798-1801) did not result in military victory, but did leave an imprint on France. Deschamps, author of Empire (Abbeville Press, 1994 and 2004), will trace the influence of the ensuing "Egyptomania" in interior design, decorative and fine arts, architecture, gardens, music, literature, and entertaining under the reign of the Emperor and Empress Josephine.

 

Presented in collaboration with French Heritage Society. Book-signing to follow.


Empire (Abbeville Press, 1994 and 2004)