Candida Höfer: Louvre by Henri LoyretteCandida Höfer: Louvre by Henri Loyrette

Candida Höfer: Louvre

Contribution byHenri Loyrette, Marie-Laure Bernadac

Hardcover | November 25, 2006

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The architectural history of the Louvre stretches back to the early 13th century. A comparatively modest royal fortress, it became the royal residence under François I, friend and patron of Leonardo da Vinci. Louis XIV turned the Louvre into a splendid castle. Four years after the outbreak of the French Revolution, the Louvre opened its doors to the public. The royal art collections, with constant additions through Napoleon’s military campaigns and forays as well as donations, purchases and excavations, today make the Louvre one of the world’s richest and finest museums. Candida Höfer, known for her images of deserted public spaces, photographed the empty rooms and galleries of the Louvre on days when it was closed to the public. In her luminous color pictures, the treasures of Western art enter into a silent yet eloquent dialog with the architectural setting, the luxurious or sober décor, the building’s past, and its present as a museum.
Candida Höfer was born in 1944 in Eberswalde, Province of Brandenburg, Germany. In 1968, she began working for newspapers as a portrait photographer and in 1970, became as an assistant to Werner Bokelberg. She later attended the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1973 to 1982, where she studied film under Ole John and, from 1976, photograph...
Title:Candida Höfer: LouvreFormat:HardcoverDimensions:56 pages, 13.69 × 10.75 × 0.5 inPublished:November 25, 2006Publisher:PRESTEL PUBLISHINGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3829602502

ISBN - 13:9783829602501