A thirty-year career has made Jacques Garcia a worldwide name in interior design in the French tradition. In Paris, chic crowds flock to his celebrated Hetel Costes and Laduree tearoom, and to his many fin-de-siecle brasseries. Garcia's designs also grace the interiors of the Musee Carnavalet and the Musee de la Vie Romantique-and his most recent tour de force is the restoration of Paris' Hetel Mansart. Garcia's most ambitious project to date, the refurbishment of the Cheteau du Champ de Bataille in Normandy, attracts visitors from across the globe and has become a monument to his art and celebrity. This new edition of the 1999 book is a continuing tribute to the restoration of the cheteau and to its magnificent garderns, seen here for the first time. Sumptuously illustrated and updated to include Garcia's latest creations, this new edition provides the reader with a privileged view of true French style.
Franck Ferrand is a historian and decorative arts connoisseur and author of Bordeaux Cheteaux (Flammarion, 2004). He worked in close cooperation with Jacques Garcia on both editions of the present volume.