This is the meticulously curated tome that catalogs all 3,022 paintings on display at the Musée du Louvre, the world's most renowned art museum. The Louvre's unparalleled collection includes such masterworks as Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People, Vermeer's The Lacemaker and da Vinci icons Mona Lisa and Madonna of the Rocks, all of which are reproduced in brilliant color. Four hundred of the most significant pieces are further illuminated through essays by art historians, including Vincent Pomarède, chief curator of the Louvre's painting collection. Wrapped in a sturdy slipcase, the book includes a DVD that allows readers to browse the entire collection on a computer, sorting entries by artist, date, or genre. A walk-through option even lets viewers take a room-by-room tour of the paintings exactly as a visitor would in person. 784 pages. 10 1/2" H x 10 1/2" W x 2" D. (10 lbs.)
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from Turlock, Ca
It was a gift to my daughter; she loved it. Thank you.Al
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Louvre Art Book
from Huntsville, AL
Very impressive! It is going to be a great Christmas gift!
A magnificent vehicle to see the Louve..
from Palmdale, California (Retired)
To be sure, this is one of the most complete and most gratifying books I have in my extensive library of world books. I only wish I could havepurchased a larger 24" x 36" version (Which is NOTavailable) but wish it was?
Pictures are too small
from Show Low, AZ
I was at the Louvre last summer and did not see everything I wished to see. Having The Complete Paintings of the Louvre is wonderful. I feel as though I am there, again.
from North Stonington, CT
I'll never make it to Paris and the Louvre, in my lifetime, so I thought this would be the next best thing, and it is.!! It shows the paintings, tells all about the artist, when it was painted, about the time period and more. It will take me a long time to go through it, but it will be interesting and fun.
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from Kamloops, BC, Canada
Beautifully arranged. My wife and I went to the Louvre some years ago and this is a wonderful trip down memory lane. The book is so good I haven't even had a chance to check out the complimentary compact disc with all the paintings.
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Perfect Gift for the Artist
from Morgan Hill, California
This is a gift for my son, an artist. I'm most excited about the dvd, to travel through the museum and not have to fly to Paris!
By Grandma S.
Reading before trip to Paris
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from Salt Lake City
The product was shipped and received promptly. It will be a gift much appreciated and fills a long made promise.
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