Marion Müller: Das Schloss als Zeichen des Aufstiegs. Die Ausstattung von Vaux-le-Vicomte im Kontext repräsentativer Strategien des neuen Adels im französischen 17. Jahrhundert

Louis XIV's absolutist rule, which began in 1661, was preceded by a period of intensive building activity of ascended state and financial elites in France. Among the most important of these estates was the château of Vaux-le-Vicomte (built for Nicolas Fouquet), which serves as a case study for the interaction between social mobility and art.