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Louvre

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In this stunning book, Alexandra Bonfante-Warren has chosen representative masterpieces from each of the Louvre's seven departments -- Egyptian Antiquities, Oriental Antiquities, Greek and Roman Antiquities, Decorative Arts, Sculpture, Paintings, and Drawings -- and made them available to armchair visitors in 300 color plate reproductions. Here are tomb paintings and sarco ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 26th 2000 by Universe
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Stephen Byron
Apr 18, 2015 Stephen Byron rated it it was amazing
This book is mainly a picture book but the pictures are of the paintings and any other objects in the museum; and these photographs of the paintings/objects are exquisite. By each photograph is a history of the painting/object and any other interesting tidbit.

One of my favorite paintings is on page 194 called "Claude Lorrain". View of the Campo Vaccino and was painted in 1636 by Claude Gellee---Claude spent most of his life in Rome so he painted life in the Eternal City, people would let their c
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