The Louvre: All the Paintings

Preface by Henri Loyrette
Contribution by Anja Grebe
Photographed by Erich Lessing

Black Dog & Leventhal | November 15, 2011 | Hardcover

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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 color 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 Paintingscollects all 3,022 paintings currently on display in the permanent collection in one beautifully curated volume.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.

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 catalog 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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 784 pages, 11.13 × 11.13 × 2.5 in

Published: November 15, 2011

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1579128866

ISBN - 13: 9781579128869

Found in: Art and Architecture

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The Louvre: All the Paintings

Preface by Henri Loyrette
Contribution by Anja Grebe
Photographed by Erich Lessing

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 784 pages, 11.13 × 11.13 × 2.5 in

Published: November 15, 2011

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1579128866

ISBN - 13: 9781579128869

About the Book

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 2,981 paintings on display in the permanent painting collection of the Louvre are presented in full color in this striking, slipcased book. 784 pp. 50,000 print.

From the Publisher

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 color 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 Paintingscollects all 3,022 paintings currently on display in the permanent collection in one beautifully curated volume.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.

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 catalog 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.

About the Author

Anja Grebeteaches art history at the University of Erlangen- Nuremberg/Germany. She is taking part in numerous international research projects and exhibitions and has published extensively on medieval and modern art history. Grebe is the author ofThe Louvre: All the PaintingsandThe Vatican: All the Paintings. She lives in Erlangen, Germany.

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