- Hardcover: 544 pages
- Publisher: Abrams; 01 edition (1 Oct. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 081097116X
- ISBN-13: 978-0810971165
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 4.8 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 767,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Louvre: 400 Masterpieces Hardcover – 1 Oct 2008
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About the Author
Daniel Soulie studied Egyptology and worked on a few projects in Sinai. He has worked at the Louvre for now twenty years and wrote several books on the museum, its architecture and collections.
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Top Customer Reviews
The selection of objects is very good,there is a description of the museum,but I was very disappointed of one thing;beside every object there is a caption(name,age,origin),but absolutely not a description of it!!!And if I don't know what is that object,it a bit unuseful,because I can only see images without understanding nothing!
Another book is similar to this,but is done much better,because it describe the objects:
"Egypt: 4000 Years of Art"
This book is similar produced,with the difference of the presence of the descriptions.
This is the first Abrams book that I've ever bought,but I must say that books by Phaidon Press,and much more by Whitestar are absolutely masterpieces,and muuuuuuuuuuuuuch better than Abram's...The print quality is the same,but the is absolutely different.
Greetings from Italy!
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I really like the way the pieces are presented in their specific genre. With each section having an overview of the specific area. The photos are very good with each piece being presented carefully ensuring the empahsis of the pieces rather than detracting them by surrounding them by text. There is also a broad representation of pieces displayed at the Louvre ensuring coverage of more than just the "mainstream" pieces (Mona Lisa etc).
I also like the section at the front which gives the history and development of the Louvre. It's a great coffee table book and will evoke fond memories of the Louvre when you look at it. If you haven't been, you will want to.
My disappointment was partially offset by Amazon's policy for returning books, which makes returns both easy and efficient.