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The Pocket Louvre: A Vistor's Guide to 500 Works

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Encyclopedic in its scope and exhausting in its magnitude, the Louvre has vast collections ranging from the 6th century B.C. to the mid-19th century. Its impressive architecture goes back 800 years, to its origins as a fortress guarding medieval Paris. In its contemporary incarnation, recently reconfigured and rebaptized "The Grand Louvre," it spreads over four levels and boasts more than 30,000 works of art; its galleries, shops, and offices occupy some 1.6 million square feet, of which some 645,000 are dedicated to exhibitions.

Such daunting dimensions can make the museum feel like an endless labyrinth to uninitiated visitors. For them, The Pocket Louvre is a unique and essential resource, including:

-A handy user's guide with information about access to the museum and its many services, from cafes to a post office to shops.

-Suggested itineraries for visits of varying lengths and for visitors with differing interests.

-A history of the Louvre and its architecture.

-A history of the collections.

-An illustrated catalog of 500 masterpieces, all in color, with useful brief commentaries.

Synopsis:

A guide to one of the world's great art collections features floor plans to the eight-hundred-year-old building, five hundred illustrations of art dating back to the sixth century B.C., a history of the museum and building, and useful information about how to spend a fruitful day at the museum. Orig

About the Author

Claude Mignot is a professor of art history at the University of Tours, France, specializing in the history of Parisian art and architecture of the 17th century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789205780
Author:
Mignot, Claude
Publisher:
Abbeville Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Art
Subject:
France
Subject:
Museums, Tours, Points of Interest
Subject:
Exhibitions
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Subject:
Art museums
Subject:
Art -- France -- Paris -- Guidebooks.
Subject:
Musee du Louvre - Guidebooks
Subject:
Art-Museums and Collections
Subject:
Architecture-Architects
Subject:
Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
539
Dimensions:
6.6 x 5.2 in 26.6 oz

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