RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 38924445 LA English T1 Louvre : portrait of a museum A1 Archimbaud, Nicholas d'., Cessole, Bruno de., PB Stewart, Tabori & Chang PP New York YR 1998 SN 1556706251 9781556706257 AB "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."--Jacket.