Louvre

400 masterpieces

Louvre

Showcasing the vast collection of one of the world's most famous museums, a lavishly illustrated study highlights four hundred important pieces of art from the Louvre, including the Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa, as well as works organized by the museum's eight departments, and features a history of the one-time palace-turned-museum.

Europe For Dummies

Europe For Dummies

A collection of lively, user-friendly travel guides provides accurate, up-to-date information and expert, opinionated advice on a wide range of travel destinations, landmarks, accommodations, and eateries, furnishing convenient full-color maps, quick-reference pointers, worksheets and checklists, and icons indicating child-friendly facts, travel tips and warnings, special bargains, and more.

Government Corporations Appropriation Bill for 1947

Hearings Before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, Seventy-ninth Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 6777, an Act Making Appropriations for Government Corporations and Independent Agencies for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1947, and for Other Purposes . .

Government Corporations Appropriation Bill for 1947


Independent Offices Appropriation Bill for 1947

Hearings Before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, Seventy-ninth Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 5201, a Bill Making Appropriations for the Executive Office and Sundry Independent Executive Bureaus, Boards, Commissions, and Offices for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1947, and for Other Purposes

Independent Offices Appropriation Bill for 1947


Treasures of the Louvre

Treasures of the Louvre

With superb full-color reproductions of nearly 400 of the museum's most renowned masterpieces, this glorious Tiny Folios™ volume provides a grand tour in miniature of the Louvre's unparalleled collection, and highlights the extraordinary range of artistic traditions that have gradually found their place in the world's most famous museum. Two hundred years ago, the doors of the Louvre opened to the public for the very first time. The palace of the French kings had been transformed into a museum that today stretches over an enormous architectural ensemble right in the heart of Paris. The royal collections first assembled by Francis I in the sixteenth century were later transferred to the Louvre palace, and this prestigious core was further enriched with artistic treasures during the Revolutionary period. The collections have been growing ever since, and are today divided into seven departments. Oriental Antiquities, Egyptian Antiquities, and Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities illustrate the art and culture of the ancient Near East and Middle East and the Mediterranean countries. The other four so-called "modern" departments--painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and drawing--span Western art from the height of the Middle Ages to the mid-nineteenth century.

Saving Mona Lisa

The Battle to Protect the Louvre and its Treasures from the Nazis

Saving Mona Lisa

In August 1939, curators at the Louvre nestled the world’s most famous painting into a special red velvet-lined case and spirited her away to the Loire Valley as part of the biggest museum evacuation in history. As the Germans neared Paris in 1940, the French raced to move the masterpieces still further south, then again and again during the war, crisscrossing the southwest of France. Throughout the German occupation, the museum staff fought to keep the priceless treasures out of the hands of Hitler and his henchmen, often risking their lives to protect the country's artistic heritage. Saving Mona Lisa is the sweeping, suspenseful narrative of their struggle.

Chardin: Catalogue Raisonné

Chardin: Catalogue Raisonné


1001 Art Masterpieces You Must See Before You Die

1001 Art Masterpieces You Must See Before You Die

With more than 300,000 copies sold worldwide in 15 languages, this newly revised and updated edition of 1001 Art Masterpieces You Must See Before You Die brings you right up to date with an incisive look at the world's best paintings. From Ancient Egyptian wall paintings to contemporary Western canvases, this book is truly comprehensive in scope and beautiful to leaf through. Within its pages, you will see displayed 1001 of the most memorable, haunting, powerful, important, controversial, and visually arresting paintings that have ever been created. Remarkably, more than 400 twentieth- and twenty-first-century paintings are reproduced in these pages, including newly discovered works from contemporary galleries. Some of the artworks you will find include artwork by unknown artists from the pre-1400s era, like Pan and Hermaphrodite or Mayan Procession Scene, famous paintings such as the Mona Lisa and TheLast Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, Chinese Lions by Kanō Eitoku, Beauty Looking Back by Hishikawa Moronobu, The King of the Heart by Jean Dubuffet, and much more. Entertaining and informative text written by an international team of artists, curators, art critics, and art collectors illuminates both the paintings and the people who painted them. An insightful review accompanies a beautiful reproduction of every painting—an enviable art collection to dip into whenever you please. Organized chronologically by era, you will discover fascinating and surprising juxtapositions as well as pleasing similarities as you turn the pages. The painting are listed by artist and by title, making it easy to find a specific painting or trace the development of one painter's work. With 1001 Art Masterpieces You Must See Before You Die, you hold in your hand the essential visual reference to sensational paintings from around the world. Accompany Professor Stephen Farthing on his personal guided tour of the paintings everyone should strive to see in a lifetime. Many are easily accessible—either in well-known galleries, such as the Louvre, in Paris, or MoMA, in New York, or in smaller, more intimate collections across the far reaches of the globe. Every one of them is worth planning to see.