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Museum of decorative arts: photos, description (Musee des arts decoratifs)

The Paris Museum of decorative arts located in the West wing of the Louvre, and this is no accident: for centuries the French lifestyle was considered high art.

This Museum is the only one in France, representing the techniques and materials of decorative arts from the middle Ages to the present. In its funds about 150 000 exhibits from which the visitors can see 6000, exhibited on the principle of chronological order: Middle ages, Renaissance, XVII-XVIII century the XVIII-XIX century, modern, art Deco... and so on to the present day. There is also thematic exhibitions - wood, jewels, toys.

Collection placed here in 1905 and consists mainly of furniture, utensils, carpets, glass, jewelry, clothing. For all it's worth a look: France since the seventeenth century set the tone in the development of European decorative arts. Here was born the "Grand style" of Louis XIV, Versailles for a long time determined the role of decoration in the interior. France gave the world the sophisticated technique, named after their makers, furniture maker Andre-Charles Boulle, of Dyer Gobelin.

France-a country well-conceived and manifested in all things decorative of thinking, in strengthening the principles which was attended by great creators. The dominance of modernism in the first quarter of the 20th century connected with the name of the genius of Le Corbusier. Mid century gives magnificent ceramics Leger and Picasso, rugs, and posters, Dufy, Matisse stained glass Windows. The interiors of the Paris airports, courtrooms, UNESCO, Paris House radio feature outstanding decorators-applied.

Museum of decorative arts is an integral part of the national organization, Les Arts Decoratifs (Decorative art), created in 1882, after the Paris world exhibition, for saving created in this field of works.

In the Museum you can see all detail view objects from different eras: tie clip, doll houses, first Wallpaper. And next, for example - recreated the bedroom of courtesan Lucie Emily Delaune, whose luxurious bed described Emile Zola's novel "Nana."