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Louvre: All the Paintings Hardcover – November 15, 2011
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With its stunning content and high-quality reproduction (and its accompanying DVD, providing a virtual tour of the galleries), The Louvre: All the Paintings is a choice gift for art lovers.
Bring the entire museum collection to your bookshelf.
Can't get to Paris? Walk through the Louvre's epic collection with your fingertips.
The images are rich and sharp, the descriptions thoughtful and clear... Altogether, this is a fascinating overview for anyone looking to learn more about the grand old European masters.
This volume belongs on bookshelves. A major contribution to the literature of catalogs of great museum collections.
About the Author
Anja Grebe teaches art history at the University of Erlangen- Nuremberg/Germany. She is taking part in numerous international research projects and exhibitions and has published extensively on medieval and modern art history. Grebe is the author of The Louvre: All the Paintings and The Vatican: All the Paintings. She lives in Erlangen, Germany.
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This is a somewhat odd book attempting to catch every painting in the Louvre's permanent collection. I can picture it for folks who missed paintings on their last visit, or as a completist's book. On the other hand the collection is, by definition, uneven and many of the works are frankly uninteresting to many or most readers. Still, the image quality on the paper is quite good, many of the images are small (divide the 3000+ paintings out over 780ish pages), but I think you get a good experience for the money. At the discounted price on amazon, this is a beautiful coffee table book. Not quite as elegant as Taschen volumes, but reasonably substantial. 4 stars
Just ridiculous! This is something you could imagine being foisted on people who had a CD-ROM drive back in 1996. Custom software, tiny images, and just a 1/20th of the disk used. Although this could have been a great item, high quality digital images of all of the paintings seems like a 2011 natural, that isn't what's here. I'd just ignore the disk, or try it to laugh at the stupidity of it. 0 stars
If you buy for the paper book, you'll be happy. The DVD is completely worthless except perhaps as an example of how poorly new media can be employed.
Because of the relatively diminutive nature of the bulk of the book's illustrations, a DVD with larger pictures would at least offer some compensation. Unfortunately the DVD contains mostly tiny thumbnail-sized photos, many of which failed to open on my Vista laptop. The DVD does not appear to be completely functional (XML code instead of English in a central panel that appears on every page, a red X through thumbnails when attempting to access additional information). Also, the browser-based program will not work with Google's Chrome browser. I had to devise a work around to get the DVD to open properly when I switched to Internet Explorer because the balky program insisted on continuing to open in Chrome. All in all I found this extremely worthy project somewhat compromised by these shortcomings. The book's several hundred featured illustrations (which are larger) offer a tantalizing glimpse of how it might have been improved. They, at least, provide the Louvre's brilliant works of art with the impact they deserve. I wish there had been more of them.
Somewhat disappointing. To get all of them in one book, most of them had to be very small, too small to see detail without a magnifying glass.
The price was right and I should know by now you get what you pay for. Bummer!!
If I could have seen it hands on, I would not have bought it.
P.S. Book came with DVD, but I was so disappointed with a book, that I sent it back without opening DVD.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ohhhhhhh! My daughter LOVED this for xmas. It was huge and heavy and perfect!Published 16 days ago by Readsalot
My mother recently traveled to Paris and went to the Louvre where this book was for sale for twice the price. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mochi
I have not purchased this book, but I've looked at it carefully several times before deciding not to. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Hillite
Speaking from the perspective of a bibliophile and an art lover, this book is one of the best I've ever seen. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Myles Melson
Beautiful photos! Wish there were some photos of the Louvre ceilings, which are magnificent. Something for another book.Published 5 months ago by Kindle Customer