From the website of the Institut Néerlandais
Although Louis Napoleon Bonaparte ruled for just four years, his reign, which would bring profound changes to Franco-Dutch relations and the institutions of the Netherlands, was characterised by intense activity in architecture and the applied arts. This exhibition focuses on Louis Napoleon’s family life and his role as head of state. It also looks at the decoration of his palaces – the old Town Hall in Amsterdam, transformed into the Royal Palace, and the Het Loo Palace, his favourite summer residence – together with his garden projects and daily life at the court. Exhibition design was created by Wim Crouwel, graphic designer and co-founder of Total Design.
Publication en français richement illustrée.