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Louvre : 400 masterpieces / Philippe Apeloig, design ; Erich Lessing, photographs ; Henri Loyrette, foreword ; Daniel Soulié, text.

By: Soulié, Daniel.
Contributor(s): Lessing, Erich.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Paris : Abrams ; Musée du Louvre Éditions, 2008Description: 543 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780810971165(hbk).Other title: Louvre : four hundred masterpieces.Subject(s): Musée du Louvre | Musée du Louvre -- History | Art -- France -- ParisDDC classification:
Contents:
A history of the Palais Du Louvre -- Near Eastern antiquities -- Egyptian antiquities -- Greek, Etruscan, and roman antiquities -- Islamic art -- Paintings -- Prints and drawings -- Sculptures -- Decorative arts -- Arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.
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Since first opening its doors in 1793, the Louvre has become one of the largest and most famous museums in the world and, with 8.3 million visitors per year, it is also the most visited. Louvre: 400 Masterpieces showcases a selection of works from this great institution, from the most famous-the Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa-to lesser-known gems.

With a foreword by the institution's director, Henri Loyrette, the book is organized according to the museum's eight departments: Near Eastern Antiquities; Egyptian Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculptures; Decorative Arts; Paintings; and Prints and Drawings. The ninth and final chapter tells the history of this one time imperial palace as seen through its architecture. With its appealing format and carefully selected images, many newly photographed, Louvre: 400 Masterpieces is the perfect book for museum visitors, art lovers, and Francophiles.

Includes index.

A history of the Palais Du Louvre -- Near Eastern antiquities -- Egyptian antiquities -- Greek, Etruscan, and roman antiquities -- Islamic art -- Paintings -- Prints and drawings -- Sculptures -- Decorative arts -- Arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.

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