Supreme power; sovereignty; sway; dominion.
The dominion of an emperor; the territory or countries under the jurisdiction and dominion of an emperor (rarely of a king), usually of greater extent than a kingdom, always comprising a variety in the nationality of, or the forms of administration in, constituent and subordinate portions; as, the Austrian empire.
Any dominion; supreme control; governing influence; rule; sway; as, the empire of mind or of reason.
A dominant state that has a preponderance of power; often establishes and enforces the rules and norms in the international system (see imperialism). Close Window
Heavy architectural forms, winged chimera, massive bronze mount
the domain ruled by an emperor or empress
a monarchy with an emperor as head of state
a state governed by an emperor
A period of Neo-classic design during the reign of Napoleon 1804-14. Greek, Roman and Egyptian motifs were widely used.
Neoclassical style dictated by Napoleon in France between 1804 and 1815. It is based on imperial forms from Greece, Rome, and Egypt and was designed to draw parallels between Napoleon's realm and the great ancient empires. Furniture was consciously majestic, made of rich woods and metals, and decorated with emblems, including bees, crowns, laurel leaves, mythological figures, and the letter N.
French style of the early 19th century usually made from mahogany and majestic in scale with carved motifs such as swans, chimeras, or foliage. Upholstery is over-stuffed and features strong shades of red, green, blue, yellow, and deep brown.
Napoleonic (French 1804-1815) style based on classic Greek, Roman, and Egyptian designs. Characterized by simple lines but luxurious materials.
A neoclassical design style inspired by the first Napoleonic Empire from 1804, it includes heavy looking designs, classical design elements and combines straight lines and curves, as in sleigh beds.
Noting or pertaining to the style of architecture, furnishings and decorations prevailing in France and imitated to a greater or lesser extent in various other countries, c1800-1830; characterized by the use of delicate but elaborate ornamentation imitated from Greek & Roman examples or containing classical illlusions, as animal forms for the wreaths, torches, caryatids, lyres,urns etc., and by the occasional use of military and Egyptian motifs and, under the Empire itself, of symbols alluding to Napoleon as bees or the letter N.
A style inspired by the Napoleonic Empire, which features heavy looking classical designs and combines straight lines and curves, sleigh beds are a good example of this styling.
Characteristic of or developed during the first French Empire, 1804 - 1815.
French Imperial style, corresponding to the dates of Napoleon's coronation as Emperor in 1804 through 1815.
(1800 - 1815) A French Neoclassical style period dictated by Napoleon to create a relationship between Napoleon's realm and great ancient empires. Characterized by imperial forms from Egypt, Greece and Rome; the Empire Furniture was ostensibly regal using rich metals and woods, decorated with such motifs as the letter N, bees, crowns, laurel leaves and mythological figures. Concurrent with American Federal (since 1790) period, specifically Sheraton furniture. Napoleonic Empire style included classical design components and 'heavy' designs combining lines and curves. Later, the Second Empire (since 1848) period was during America's Victorian period.
Napoleonic style based on classic Greek, Roman, and Egyptian forms; simple in line, rich in the use of materials.
The Empire Style, sometimes considered as the second phase of Neoclassicism, with its early phase called the Adam style in Great Britain and Louis Seize, or Louis XVI, in France, is an early-19th century design movement in architecture, furniture and other decorative arts, and the visual arts that takes its name and originates from Napoleon's rule of France, known as the First French Empire. As it was intended to idealize Napoleon's leadership and magnify the increasing stature of the French state, the Empire style was created by French designers who drew heavily for their inspiration on symbols and ornamental designs borrowed from the glorious empires of ancient Greece and Rome. As such, French Empire became a state-sponsored design movement that soon spread to and affected every field of aesthetics, most notably in architecture in such grandiose Neoclassical structures as the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Vendome Column, and La Madeleine, which were built in Paris to emulate the famous edifices of Imperial Rome.
Empire is a six part miniseries filmed in 2005. It is a historical drama set in 44 B.C. Rome, and covers the struggle of a young Octavius (Santiago Cabrera), the rightful heir of Julius Caesar, to become the emperor of Rome.