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Louvre: All the Paintings

Louvre: All the Paintings

A historic publishing event! For the first time ever, all 3,022 paintings from the world’s most popular museum are collected into a striking, slipcased book and DVD-ROM set.

From the Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to Vermeer’s The Lacemaker, the the Louvre houses many of the most celebrated and important paintings of all time. The Louvre: All the Paintings allows you to view every painting currently on display in the permanent collection of the museum from your home.

Organized and divided into the four main painting collections of the museum-the Italian School, the Northern School, the Spanish School, and the French School-the paintings are then presented chronologically by the artist’s date of birth. Four hundred of the most iconic and significant paintings are illuminated with 300-word discussions by art historians Anja Grebe and Vincent Pomarède on the key attributes of the work, what to look for when viewing the painting, the artist’s inspirations and techniques, biographical information on the artist, the artist’s impact on the history of art, and more.

The DVD-ROM is easily browsable by artist, date, school, art historical genre, or location in the Louvre. This last feature allows readers to tour the Louvre and its contents room by room, as if they were actually walking through the building.

DVD-ROM System Requirements: DVD-ROM runs on a PC (Windows 2000/XP or later) and MAC (OSX 10.4.8 or later) running the following browser software Internet Explorer 7 or 8; Firefox 3.6 and above; or Safari 5.0 and above.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Art / European

On Sale: November 15th 2011

Price: $75 / $95 (CAD)

Page Count: 784

ISBN-13: 9781579128869

Praise

The images are rich and sharp, the descriptions thoughtful and clear... Altogether, this is a fascinating overview for anyone looking to learn more about the grand old European masters.

USA Today

Bring the entire museum collection to your bookshelf.

NJ Star-Ledger

With its stunning content and high-quality reproduction (and its accompanying DVD, providing a virtual tour of the galleries), The Louvre: All the Paintings is a choice gift for art lovers.

Library Journal

This volume belongs on bookshelves. A major contribution to the literature of catalogs of great museum collections.

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