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The Art Of The Louvre S Tuileries Garden

Author : Paula Deitz
ISBN : 0300197373
Genre : Architecture
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A stunning new look at the Tuileries Garden and its importance to the history of art and landscape architecture
Category: Architecture

Public Parks Private Gardens

Author : Colta Ives
ISBN : 9781588395849
Genre : Art
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The spectacular transformation of Paris during the 19th century into a city of tree-lined boulevards and public parks both redesigned the capital and inspired the era’s great Impressionist artists. The renewed landscape gave crowded, displaced urban dwellers green spaces to enjoy, while suburbanites and country-dwellers began cultivating their own flower gardens. As public engagement with gardening grew, artists increasingly featured flowers and parks in their work. Public Parks, Private Gardens includes masterworks by artists such as Bonnard, Cassatt, Cézanne, Corot, Daumier, Van Gogh, Manet, Matisse, Monet, and Seurat. Many of these artists were themselves avid gardeners, and they painted parks and gardens as the distinctive scenery of contemporary life. Writing from the perspective of both a distinguished art historian and a trained landscape designer, Colta Ives provides new insights not only into these essential works, but also into this extraordinarily creative period in France’s history.
Category: Art

The Louvre

Author : James Gardner
ISBN : 9781611854763
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Almost nine million people from all over the world flock to the Louvre in Paris every year to see its incomparable art collection. Yet few, if any, are aware of the remarkable history of that location and of the buildings themselves, and how they chronicle the history of Paris itself-a fascinating story that historian James Gardner elegantly tells for the first time. Before the Louvre was a museum, it was a palace, and before that a fortress. But much earlier still, it was a place called le Louvre for reasons unknown. People had inhabited that spot for more than 6,000 years before King Philippe Auguste of France constructed a fortress there in 1191 to protect against English soldiers stationed in Normandy. Two centuries later, Charles V converted the fortress to one of his numerous royal palaces. After Louis XIV moved the royal residence to Versailles in 1682, the Louvre inherited the royal art collection, which then included the Mona Lisa, given to Francis by Leonardo da Vinci; just over a century later, during the French Revolution, the National Assembly established the Louvre as a museum to display the nation's treasures. Subsequent leaders of France, from Napoleon to Napoleon III to Francois Mitterand, put their stamp on the museum, expanding it into the extraordinary institution it has become. With expert detail and keen admiration, James Gardner links the Louvre's past to its glorious present, and vibrantly portrays how it has been a witness to French history - through the Napoleonic era, the Commune, two World Wars, to this day - and home to a legendary collection whose diverse origins and back stories create a spectacular narrative that rivals the building's legendary stature.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009908554
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Category: Law

The Tuileries Gardens Yesterday And Today

Author : Emmanuelle Héran
ISBN : 275721103X
Genre : Gardening
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Created in the 16th century for Catherine de Medici's new Tuileries Palace, landscaped in the 17th century by Andr� Le Notre, and renovated in the 20th century by Louis Benech and Pascal Cribier, the Tuileries Gardens remain a popular place to walk in the heart of Paris. Its groves, flower beds and bassins invite visitors to contemplate and daydream. As an extension of the Mus�e du Louvre, it is a veritable open-air museum, which presents masterpieces such as "The Kiss" by Rodin and Penone's "The Tree of Vowels". This guidebook is designed to accompany readers during their visit of the Tuilieries Gardens, by taking them on a journey through the centuries in one of the most beautiful gardens in France.
Category: Gardening

European Painting And Sculpture Ca 1770 1937 In The Museum Of Art Rhode Island School Of Design

Author : Rhode Island School of Design. Museum of Art
ISBN : 9780911517552
Genre : Art
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This documents the distinguished collection of European art—from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth centuries—that forms a significant part of the collections belonging to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. This book includes stunning canvases by Gericault, Delacroix, Degas, Manet, Monet, Cezanne, Renoir, Picasso, and Matisse. What makes the collection so noteworthy are the extraordinary works by unknown artists and the unknown works by known artists.
Category: Art

Fodor S Guide To The Da Vinci Code

Author : Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114570851
Genre : Travel
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Explores the locations, historic events, landmarks, people, and places found in "The Da Vinci Code."
Category: Travel

The Louvre And The Masterpiece

Author : Isabelle Lemaistre
ISBN : UOM:39015082759609
Genre : Art
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An exploration of how the definition of a "masterpiece" has changed over time with 91 works of art drawn from all eight of the Musée du Louvre's collection areas.
Category: Art

Art Treasures Of The Louvre

Author : René Huyghe
ISBN : UCSD:31822004487674
Genre : Art
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The text chronicles the growth of the Louvre, from its thirteenth-century origins as a fortress to its present pre-eminence in the world of art.
Category: Art

The Penguin Guide To France

Author : John Ardagh
ISBN : UOM:39015015234373
Genre : Science
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Offers an introduction to French history, architecture, art, literature, and cuisine, and briefly describes cities, towns, and their most interesting attractions
Category: Science

The Louvre A Tale Of A Palace

Author : Geneviève Bresc-Bautier
ISBN : UOM:39015082641351
Genre : Art
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The meaning of the word Louvre remains mysterious, with no clear explanation of its origins. Today it is closely associated with one of the most prestigious museums in the world, and enjoys a fame that somehow overshadows the tumultuous path that led to the contemporary institution as we know it. This book tells the tale of the eight
Category: Art

Paris Observed

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ISBN : 0831767421
Genre : Paris (France)
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Category: Paris (France)

Die Eroberung Der Strasse

Author : Schirn-Kunsthalle (Frankfurt, Main)
ISBN : UOM:39015064889481
Genre : Art
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In this volume, city and street scenes from French Impressionism to German Expressionism witness the development of the modern metropolis. Exemplified by views of Paris and Berlin, the artists enthusiasm for the changing and innovative landscape is put in perspective with the architectural innovations in these two cities. German text. English translation in the appendix.
Category: Art

The Pocket Louvre

Author : Claude Mignot
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110221145
Genre : Art
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A guide to one of the world's great art collections features floor plans to the eight-hundred-year-old building, five hundred illustrations of art dating back to the sixth century B.C., a history of the museum and building, and useful information about how to spend a fruitful day at the museum. Original.
Category: Art

Paris

Author : Brian Bell
ISBN : 9814137553
Genre : Social Science
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Marrying lively essays and color photography--the hallmark of the original, award-winning Insight Guides--with a portable format and more practical information, the new Insight City Guides are the next generation in travel guides. Magazine-style information includes money-saving tips, free attractions, activities for kids, and websites. Expert evaluations of must-see sites boast full-bleed photos. A street atlas, tabbed travel tips section, and take-it-with-you restaurant guide and city map complete the most user-friendly travel guides on the market.
Category: Social Science