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The Louvre

Author : James Gardner
Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
Page : 441 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2020-05-05
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780802148797

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The centuries-long history of the Louvre, from humble fortress to Royal palace to the world’s greatest art museum—with photos and building maps. Some ten million people from all over the world flock to the Louvre each year to enjoy its incomparable art collection. Yet few of them are aware of the remarkable history of the site and buildings themselves—a fascinating story that historian James Gardner elegantly chronicles in this authoritative history. More than seven thousand years ago, men and women camped on a spot called le Louvre for reasons unknown. Centuries later, King Philippe Auguste of France constructed a fortress there, just outside the walls of a nascent Paris. Intended to protect the capital against English soldiers stationed in Normandy, the fortress became a royal residence under Charles V two centuries later, and then the monarchy’s principal residence under the great Renaissance king François I. In 1682, when Louis XIV moved his court to Versailles, the Louvre languished until the French Revolution when, during the Reign of Terror in 1793, it first opened its doors to display the nation’s treasures. Ever since—through the Napoleonic era, the Commune, two World Wars, to the present—the Louvre has been a witness to French history, and expanded to become home to a legendary art collection that includes the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Includes sixteen pages of full-color photos illustrating the history of the Louvre, a full-color map detailing its evolution from fortress to museum, and black-and-white images throughout the narrative.

The Louvre: All the Paintings

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2020-03-31
Category : Art
ISBN : 076247064X

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The Louvre: All the Paintings by Anonim Pdf

The most complete collection available, the New York Times bestselling book The Louvre: All the Paintings includes all 3,022 paintings from the permanent collection of the world's most popular museum in a practical and elegant paperback format. The Louvre Museum houses many of the world's most celebrated and important art of all time -- from da Vinci's Mona Lisa to Vermeer's The Lacemaker -- making it also the most visited art museum in the world. The Louvre: All the Paintings allows you to experience every painting currently on display in the permanent collection in Paris, without ever having to step on a plane. Divided and organized into the four main painting collections of the museum -- the Italian School, the Northern School, the Spanish School, and the French School -- the paintings are then presented chronologically by the artists' date of birth. Four hundred of the most iconic and significant paintings are illuminated with 300-word discussions by art historians Anja Grebe and Vincent Pomarède on the key attributes of the work, what to look for when viewing, the artist's inspirations and techniques, biographical information on the artist, the artist's overall impact on history, and more. Immerse yourself in the wonder and dazzling display of the Louvre without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home. Learn more about each artist and painting, and tour the realms of sensational masterpieces with this new paperback edition.


Author : Fréderic Morvan
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 156 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 2350310574

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The Louvre, a Tale of a Palace

Author : Geneviève Bresc-Bautier
Publisher : Somogy Art Publishing
Page : 200 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015082641351

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The Louvre, a Tale of a Palace by Geneviève Bresc-Bautier Pdf

The meaning of the word Louvre remains mysterious, with no clear explanation of its origins. Today it is closely associated with one of the most prestigious museums in the world, and enjoys a fame that somehow overshadows the tumultuous path that led to the contemporary institution as we know it. This book tells the tale of the eight

Paintings in the Louvre

Author : Lawrence Gowing
Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 1994-07-01
Category : Art
ISBN : 1556700075

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Paintings in the Louvre by Lawrence Gowing Pdf

Reproduces paintings from the museum's collection

Inventing the Louvre

Author : Andrew McClellan
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 308 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 1999-10-26
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0520221761

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Inventing the Louvre by Andrew McClellan Pdf

A narrative history of the founding of the Louvre that also explores the ideological underpinnings, pedagogical aims, and aesthetic criteria of this, the first great national art museum.

Rohan at the Louvre

Author : Hirohiko Araki
Publisher : Louvre Collection
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 1561636150

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Rohan at the Louvre by Hirohiko Araki Pdf

Rohan, a young mangaka (Japanese manga artist), meets a beautiful mysterious young woman with a dramatic story. Seeing him draw, she tells him of a cursed 200-year-old painting that used the blackest ink ever known, from a 1000-year-old tree that the painter had brought down. The painting was saved by the curator of the Louvre - Rohan forgets this story until, 10 years later, he tries to locate it on a visit to Paris. Little does he know how violent the curse really is. Fans of manga will appreciate the innovative storyline and the energetic, psychedelic visuals within.

Cats of the Louvre

Author : Taiyo Matsumoto
Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
Page : 434 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2019-09-17
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9781974713851

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Cats of the Louvre by Taiyo Matsumoto Pdf

The world-renowned Louvre museum in Paris contains more than just the most famous works of art in history. At night, within its darkened galleries, an unseen and surreal world comes alive—a world witnessed only by the small family of cats that lives in the attic. Until now... Translated by Tekkonkinkreet film director Michael Arias. -- VIZ Media

Buenos Aires: The Biography of a City

Author : James Gardner
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2015-12-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9781466879034

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Buenos Aires: The Biography of a City by James Gardner Pdf

Buenos Aires, Argentina, recognized for its European-style architecture and lively theater scene, is a truly special place. The second-largest city in South America, it has been the home of such renowned cultural and historical figures as Jorge Luis Borges and Astor Piazzola, Che Guevara and Eva Peron. Like every truly great city, New York, London and Prague; Buenos Aires is its own universe, with its own center of gravity, its own scents and flavors, its own architectural signature-in short, its own way of being. From San Telmo's oak-paneled restaurants and brightly tiled apothecaries from 1900, and the phantasmagoric Beaux Arts palaces along Avenida Alvear and Plaza San Martin, to the parks of Palermo and the bustling bars and cafes along Corrientes and LaValle, Buenos Aires is steeped in exotic culture and history. In Buenos Aires, Art and culture critic James Gardner offers a colorful biography of the "Paris of the South," from its origins and time as a colonial city, through its Golden age, the rise of Peron, and the Falklands War, to the present day. With entertaining asides about art, architecture, literature, food and dance, as well as local customs and colorful personalities, this is a rich and unique historical narrative of Buenos Aires.


Author : Adrien Goetz
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 275 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Art
ISBN : 290178559X

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Food in the Louvre

Author : Paul Bocuse,Musée du Louvre,Yves Pinard
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 88 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Food in art
ISBN : UCSD:31822036433217

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Food in the Louvre by Paul Bocuse,Musée du Louvre,Yves Pinard Pdf

A vital element of daily life and one of the great pleasures of the world, food in all its guises has been exalted in works of art for centuries. With a personal foreword by Paul Bocuse, this volume serves up a smorgasbord of culinarythemed art-from fruit baskets to sumptuous banquet scenes to images of the hunt and still life paintings.


Author : Bruno de Cessole
Publisher : Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
Page : 350 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39076001988067

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Louvre by Bruno de Cessole Pdf

From Mona Lisa's smile to Napoleon's plundered treasures and I. M. Pei's controversial glass pyramid, this book presents the world's greatest museum, not as the sum of its masterpieces, but as a living, changing institution that throws a high beam on the artistic, political, and social history of the Western World. 650 full-color photos.

A Guide to the Louvre

Author : Anne Sefrioui,Musée du Louvre
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 484 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Art
ISBN : 2711845923

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A Guide to the Louvre by Anne Sefrioui,Musée du Louvre Pdf

First-time visitors to the Louvre can hardly fail to be overwhelmed: how to choose among so many treasures? This guide, like the visitor, is necessarily selective. Its aim is not to show everything, but to cover everything. Through a choice of some 600 masterpieces from antiquity to the mid-nineteenth century, the reader is given as comprehensive as possible an idea of all the departments. Accompanying the commentaries on the Louvre's foremost masterpieces, presentations of the various periods and collections situate each in its artistic context and throw light on the personalities of its most famous artists. Visitors can consult this book as a prelude to their visit and return to it afterwards to learn more about their discoveries. --From publisher description.

Letters in the Louvre

Author : Veenhof
Publisher : BRILL
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2005-12-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9789047416876

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Letters in the Louvre by Veenhof Pdf

This book is the fourteenth volume in the series Altbabylonische Briefe in Umschrift und Übersetzung, which aims to make the many — often dispersed — letters from the Old Babylonian period available in transliteration and translation. Volume 14 collects 226 Old Babylonian letters from The Louvre.

Flowers in the Louvre

Author : Michel Lis,Musée du Louvre,Béatrice Vingtrinier
Publisher : Skira Paris
Page : 88 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UCSD:31822036439842

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Flowers in the Louvre by Michel Lis,Musée du Louvre,Béatrice Vingtrinier Pdf

A colorful promenade through the flower-strewn collection of the Louvre Featuring floral-inspired works from the Louvre collection, this book offers a novel perspective on the world's most visited museum. From the noble iris to the humble bloom-filled meadow, flowers are a natural subject for artists, whether painted in nature or carefully arranged in the studio. This book is a colorful promenade through the flower-strewn collection of the Louvre, which includes masterpieces such as Archimboldo's Spring and Dürer's Flower. Selected works, encompassing a variety of art forms from paintings and sculpture to tapestries and furniture, demonstrate the continued significance of flowers in art from the ancient Persians to the European masters. This volume includes full-page illustrations and close-up details of fifty works in the museum collection. Designed to help a broad readership discover the world's greatest art collection, this series presents a selection of well-known and more obscure works from the Louvre. Art lovers will be pleased to discover their favorite works in a new light while flower enthusiasts and historians will be equally enchanted by this collection.