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Louvre : portrait of a museum

Author: Nicholas d' Archimbaud; Bruno de Cessole; et al
Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1998.
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"Louvre is not an official text commissioned by the museum's trustees. Rather it reflects the passions and idiosyncrasies of one frequent visitor who happens to be an extraordinary observer: Nicholas d'Archimbaud spent three years conceiving, researching, and photographing this book. The chapters were written not by curators of the deparments, but by a team of experts: Bruno de Cessole, Annie Forgeau, Frederic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Archimbaud, Nicholas d'
Louvre.
New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1998
(OCoLC)737644081
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas d' Archimbaud; Bruno de Cessole; et al
ISBN: 1556706251 9781556706257
OCLC Number: 38924445
Notes: "Originally published in France as Louvre by Éditions Robert Laffont, Paris in 1997."--t.p. verso.
Description: 335 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Contents: Eight centuries of history --
Architecture --
The Louvre's seven departments. Painting ; Sculpture ; Decorative arts ; Graphic arts ; Egyptian antiquities ; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman antiquities ; Near Eastern antiquities and Islamic arts --
Major movements in art.
Other Titles: Louvre.
Responsibility: conceived and photographed by Nicholas d'Archimbaud ; text by Bruno de Cessole ... [et al.].

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"Louvre is not an official text commissioned by the museum's trustees. Rather it reflects the passions and idiosyncrasies of one frequent visitor who happens to be an extraordinary observer: Nicholas d'Archimbaud spent three years conceiving, researching, and photographing this book. The chapters were written not by curators of the deparments, but by a team of experts: Bruno de Cessole, Annie Forgeau, Frederic Valloire, Anne Chene, and Yves Saint-Hilaire." "Louvre features 650 original photographs, never-before-reproduced archival plans and documents, essays on the museum's history, and architecture and overviews of its seven departments."--BOOK JACKET.

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