The Louvre : the many lives of the world's most famous museum /

"Some nine million people from all over the world flock to the Louvre each year to enjoy its incomparable art collection. Yet few of them are aware of the remarkable history of that place and of the buildings themselves-a fascinating story that historian James Gardner elegantly chronicles in th...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Gardner, James, 1960- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2020.
Edition:First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Table of Contents:
  • The origins of the Louvre
  • The Louvre in the Renaissance
  • The Louvre of the early Bourbons
  • The Louvre and the Sun King
  • The Louvre abandoned
  • The Louvre and Napoleon
  • The Louvre and the restoration
  • The nouveau Louvre of Napoleon III
  • The Louvre of modern times
  • The creation of the contemporary Louvre.