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Glassware

Bonjour and welcome to today’s visit to l’Ecole du Bon Goût.  Today’s subject is glassware.  The more we are bombarded with beverages and food served in plastic and styrofoam, throw away containers, the more we need to “imbibe” in the use of drinking vessels with visual, tactile, auditory and intellectual rewards.  In this fast paced,…

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The stylistic periods of Consulate (1799-1804), Empire (1804-1815), Resturation (1815-1824), Charles X (1824-1830), and Louis Philippe (1830-1848)

Bonjour and welcome to today’s visit to l’Ecole du Bon Goût.  Today’s subjects are the stylistic periods of Consulate (1799-1804), Empire (1804-1815), Resturation (1815-1824), Charles X (1824-1830),   and Louis Philippe (1830-1848).  This may seem at first to be too many stylistic periods to group together, but take note the span of time is only…

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The stylistic periods of Louis XVI (1774 – 1793) and Directiore (1795 – 1799)

Bonjour and welcome to today’s visit to l’Ecole du Bon Goût.  Today’s subjects are the stylistic periods of Louis XVI (1774 – 1793) and Directiore (1795 – 1799).  There is a period called “Revolutionaire” (1793 – 1795) which did have specific forms of expression in the arts; however, the pieces are quite rare and the…

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Stylistic Periods of Régence (1715 – 1723) and Louis XV (1723 – 1774)

Bonjour and welcome to today’s visit to l’Ecole du Bon Goût.  Today’s subjects are the stylistic periods of Régence (1715 – 1723) and Louis XV (1723 – 1774).  These periods, which transition seamlessly from one to the other, are characterized by their emphasis on curvaceous forms and movements as well as an appreciation for vegetable…

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Stylistic Periods of Louis XIII (1610 – 1643) and His Son, Louis XIV (1643 – 1715)

Chers Amis,Bonjour and welcome to today’s visit to l’Ecole du Bon Goût.  Today’s subjects are the stylistic periods of Louis XIII (1610 – 1643) and his son, Louis XIV (1643 – 1715), who was the hands down all time champion of material Bon Goût.  Both of these stylistic periods can be described similarly.  Their characteristics…

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L’ecole du Bon Gout Lesson I: How to Plant a Vase Anduze

Bonjour and welcome to L’ecole du Bon Gout!This week’s email offers a lesson in the proper planting of a vase Anduze which has, through age, lost its’ outer waterproof glaze. The method illustrated below ensures proper drainage and also includes the use of a heavy duty garbage bag to retain moisture that would otherwise be lost by expiration…

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