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Description - The Louvre: All The Paintings by Anja Grebe

An historic publishing event! Endorsed by the Louvre and for the first time ever, every painting from the world's most popular museum is available in one stunning book.

All 3,022 paintings on display in the permanent painting collection of the Louvre are presented in full colour in this striking, slipcased book. Comes with an enclosed, supportive DVD-ROM. The Louvre is the world's most visited art museum, with 8.5 million visitors annually, and houses the most celebrated and important paintings of all time. For the first time ever, THE LOUVRE: ALL THE PAINTINGS collects all 3,022 paintings currently on display in the permanent collection in one beautifully curated volume. Organised 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 Pomarede 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.All 3,022 paintings are fully annotated with the name of the painting and artist, the date of the work, the birth and death dates of the artist, the medium that was used, the size of the painting, the Louvre catalogue number, and the room in the Louvre in which the painting is found. 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781579128869
ISBN-10: 1579128866
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 279mm x 64mm)
Pages: 784
Imprint: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Anja Grebe

Vincent Pomarede is the Chief Curator of the Painting Collection at the Louvre Museum.Erich Lessing has been documenting the culture and fine arts of Europe and the Near East for more than fifty years. He is arguably today's leading independent photographer of the arts of the Western world. He created the Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archive which is an extensive image library featuring over 40,000 high resolution images from over 500 museums and private collections throughout the world. Having worked as a photographer all over the world for more than six decades, he has published more than 40 books with his art photography. He lives in Vienna and travels regularly to Paris and other art capitals of the world.Anja Grebe teaches Art History at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. She has taken part in numerous international research projects and exhibitions and has published extensively on medieval and modern Art History. Her most recent publications include a history of book illumination and a biography of Albrecht Der. She lives in Erlangen, Germany.

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