Paris In Panama / Paris En Panama: Robert Lewis and the History of His Restored Art Works in the National Theatre of Panam by Anton RajerParis In Panama / Paris En Panama: Robert Lewis and the History of His Restored Art Works in the National Theatre of Panam by Anton Rajer

Paris In Panama / Paris En Panama: Robert Lewis and the History of His Restored Art Works in the…

byAnton Rajer

Hardcover | October 5, 2005

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This fascinating bilingual book describes for the first time in print, the incredible story of the history and restoration of Roberto Lewis’ (1874-1949) masterpieces in the National Theatre in Panama. Lewis, who was born in Panama created his monumental works of art on canvas while living in Paris and brought them to Panama in 1907 for installation in the new theatre, an Italian opera house on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, not far from the Panama Canal. The fully illustrated and thoroughly researched book places Lewis within the context of Belle Epoque France. Additional chapters document the four year art restoration process.  Short biographies on artists from France and Panama give depth to this international story of artistic creation, declared by UNESCO in 1997 as Cultural Heritage of Mankind. Included are copies of the original contracts, newspaper articles, and drawings by Lewis for his murals.
Anton Rajer is an art conservator and museum consultant who has worked on collections in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. A native of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, he teaches at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and was formerly the State Capitol conservator.
Title:Paris In Panama / Paris En Panama: Robert Lewis and the History of His Restored Art Works in the…Format:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.8 inPublished:October 5, 2005Publisher:University of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9962024250

ISBN - 13:9789962024255

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Paris in Panama is an inspiring bilingual book documenting my country's art and history. It brings alive an important and lost chapter in Latin America's artistic heritage and focuses on the need to preserve and restore it.”—Carmen Aleman Healy, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Panama