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Louvre: All the Paintings

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Regular Price $95 CAD

Regular Price $75

Regular Price $95 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around November 15, 2011. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

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Nov 15, 2011

Page Count

784 Pages

ISBN-13

9781579128869

Genre

Nonfiction / Art / European

Description

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 slip-cased hardcover edition.

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.

Praise

The images are rich and sharp, the descriptions thoughtful and clear... Altogether, this is a fascinating overview for anyone looking to learn more about the grand old European masters.

USA Today

Bring the entire museum collection to your bookshelf.

NJ Star-Ledger

With its stunning content and high-quality reproduction (and its accompanying DVD, providing a virtual tour of the galleries), The Louvre: All the Paintings is a choice gift for art lovers.

Library Journal

This volume belongs on bookshelves. A major contribution to the literature of catalogs of great museum collections.

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