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ISBN13: 9781561634835
ISBN10: 1561634832
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"[A] well-executed, if slight, combination of humor, whimsy and elegant draftsmanship....Perhaps a work of comics can hold the whole Louvre in its panels but, as with any work of art, something is bound to escape the page." Rebecca Porte, Rain Taxi (read the entire Rain Taxi review)

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For the first time in the US, ComicsLit brings over the latest enfant terrible of European comics, a mad genius, and for the first time, the Louvre museum is involved in a co-edition of a series of graphic novels. There will be four and each will be a vision of this great museum by a different artist.

De Crecy, at the sight of the incredible richness of the museum's collection, was overwhelmed and felt small and ignorant. The result is a story set thousands of years hence in a glacial period where all human history has been forgotten and a small group of archeologists fall upon the Louvre, buried in age-old snow. They cannot begin to explain all the artifacts they see. What could they have meant? Their interpretations are nonsense, absurd, farcical.

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"The first in a series of graphic novels created in collaboration with the Louvre, this is a charming novella that celebrates the collections within the famed Paris museum and allows a nice showcase for De Crecy's detailed, engaging drawing. The story opens with a team of archeologists exploring the earth thousands of years from now, after a long glacial period. Cut off from their history, the ragtag bunch wonder aloud about what the planet might have been like. Serendipitously, they stumble upon the edifice of the Louvre and begin to explore inside. As they stroll through art history, they speculate on what kind of civilization could have produced such images and objects. De Crecy makes this both informative and humorous, as he affectionately riffs on art and life. And then the works themselves begin to speak to each other, telling us and them about life as it passed through the Louvre. It's all quite charming. De Crecy is a gifted storyteller whose eye for body language and ear for a funny line never fails him. He deftly combines art history, science fiction and simple philosophizing in a short but very sweet tale. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"De Crecy's art is breathtaking, he lives up to his reputation as a mad genius with this amusing work." Booklist

Review:

"De Crecy's gorgeous artwork and twisted sense of humor carry the day. The Louvre's graphic novel series is off to a very strong start. I look forward to seeing what the newxt three volumes have to offer." Marc Mason, www.ComicsWaitingRoom.com

Synopsis:

For the first time in the US, ComicsLit brings over the latest enfant terrible of European Comics, a mad genius, and for the first time, the Louvre Museum is involved in a co-edition of a series of graphic novels. There will be four and each will be a vision of this great museum by a different artist.

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Kathryn Reynolds, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Kathryn Reynolds)
Compelling, bizarre, and beautifully illustrated! This tale of future scientists who discover the ruins of the Louvre art museum has echoes of Macaulay's Motel of the Mysteries, but it has its own unique twists and turns (as well as a sweet inter-species love story tucked into the plot.) It's a book that I return to again and again, delighted by the details of the watercolor landscapes and the strange vision of the future as it tries to interpret the past.
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MAA, April 21, 2010 (view all comments by MAA)
Recommended. Great satire on our archeological & sociological digs in particular, and our proclivity to make up stories in our efforts to 'make sense' of the past in general. Also a more thought-provoking scenario for genetic manipulation and 'species bias.' And finally, a survey of art in the Louvre. I very much wanted a bigger format, in order to better enjoy the wonderful artwork - both that of the Louvre and of the graphic artist.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781561634835
Publisher:
NBM Publishing
Subject:
Literary
Illustrator:
De Crecy, Nicolas
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Subject:
Graphic Novels-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Louvre Collection
Publication Date:
February 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Glacial Period: A Graphic Novel
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Product details 80 pages ComicsLit - English 9781561634835 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The first in a series of graphic novels created in collaboration with the Louvre, this is a charming novella that celebrates the collections within the famed Paris museum and allows a nice showcase for De Crecy's detailed, engaging drawing. The story opens with a team of archeologists exploring the earth thousands of years from now, after a long glacial period. Cut off from their history, the ragtag bunch wonder aloud about what the planet might have been like. Serendipitously, they stumble upon the edifice of the Louvre and begin to explore inside. As they stroll through art history, they speculate on what kind of civilization could have produced such images and objects. De Crecy makes this both informative and humorous, as he affectionately riffs on art and life. And then the works themselves begin to speak to each other, telling us and them about life as it passed through the Louvre. It's all quite charming. De Crecy is a gifted storyteller whose eye for body language and ear for a funny line never fails him. He deftly combines art history, science fiction and simple philosophizing in a short but very sweet tale. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review A Day" by , "[A] well-executed, if slight, combination of humor, whimsy and elegant draftsmanship....Perhaps a work of comics can hold the whole Louvre in its panels but, as with any work of art, something is bound to escape the page." (read the entire Rain Taxi review)
"Review" by , "De Crecy's art is breathtaking, he lives up to his reputation as a mad genius with this amusing work."
"Review" by , "De Crecy's gorgeous artwork and twisted sense of humor carry the day. The Louvre's graphic novel series is off to a very strong start. I look forward to seeing what the newxt three volumes have to offer."
"Synopsis" by , For the first time in the US, ComicsLit brings over the latest enfant terrible of European Comics, a mad genius, and for the first time, the Louvre Museum is involved in a co-edition of a series of graphic novels. There will be four and each will be a vision of this great museum by a different artist.
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