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France : the essential guide to viewing art in Paris and its surrounds

Author: Bill Hannan; Lorna Hannan
Publisher: New York : Interlink Books, 2004.
Series: Art for travellers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Hannans provide a succinct guide for travelers who are "serious--but not stuffy--about art." The text is organized into four sections: the Middle Ages, Impressionists and Post- Impressionists, art and anti-art of the 20th century, and Greek art and Italian and French painting in the Louvre. Each section is further subdivided into a several self-guided tours. Illustrated with full-color reproductions, b&w line  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hannan, Bill.
France.
New York : Interlink Books, 2004
(OCoLC)761225173
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Hannan; Lorna Hannan
ISBN: 156656509X 9781566565097
OCLC Number: 51336501
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 300 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
Contents: Section 1. Paradise on earth : French art of the Middle Ages. A brief history of medieval architecture and art ; Three major figures of medieval architecture ; An overview of trails in this section ; trail 1. Notre Dame de Paris ; trail 2. Sainte Chapelle ; trail 3. Medieval art in museums ; trail 4. Saint Denis ; trail 5. The Middles Ages in the Latin Quarter ; trail 6. Chartres and Gothic France outside of Paris ; Chartres ; Reims ; Laon ; Soissons ; Beauvais --
section 2. After the naked lunch : impressionists and post-impressionists. A brief history of impressionist art ; Profiles of the artists ; An overview of the trails in this section ; trail 1. Impressionists and their predecessors ; trail 2. Post-impressionists ; trail 3. Monet and others ; Other museums and suggested day trips --
section 3. Art and anti-art : the 20th century. trail 1. Modern art in the Pompidou Center ; trail 2. Other museums of modern art --
section 4. World art in the Louvre. trail 1. Greek and Etruscan art ; trail 2. Italian and French painting ; Other artists, architects and figures of note ; Saints ; Biblical and Christian characters, stories, places, and terms --
Glossary.
Series Title: Art for travellers.
Responsibility: Bill and Lorna Hannan.

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The Hannans provide a succinct guide for travelers who are "serious--but not stuffy--about art." The text is organized into four sections: the Middle Ages, Impressionists and Post- Impressionists, art and anti-art of the 20th century, and Greek art and Italian and French painting in the Louvre. Each section is further subdivided into a several self-guided tours. Illustrated with full-color reproductions, b&w line drawings and maps, the text includes appendices on other figures of note, saints, and biblical terms, characters, and stories. The authors' credentials are not stated. Annotation ♭2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

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