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The Louvre, a tale of a palace

The Louvre, Paris - Publisher Somogy - Hardcover - 192 pages - Text in English - Published in Reedition 2015

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.

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Model 9782757201770
Artist The Louvre, Paris
Author Geneviève Bresc-Bautier
Publisher Somogy
Format Hardcover
Number of pages 192
Language English
Dimensions 300 x 230
Technique(s) 200 illustrations
Published Reedition 2015
Museum Louvre Museum, Paris

This book tells the tale of the eight centuries that shaped the monumental royal palace, from its beginnings as a medieval fortress to the « Great Louvre » known worldwide today, and provides the reader with an in-depth visual and historical depiction of its various incarnations.

A breathtaking saga, glamorous and dramatic, that reads like a novel, the story of the Louvre offers unique insights into the history of France and Europe.

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