TREASURES OF THE LOUVRE by Eds. of Realities

TREASURES OF THE LOUVRE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A magnificent two-volume set of the Treasures of the Louvre: Volume One covers the period from the Fourth Millennium B.C. to the Dawn of the Renaissance, Volume Two the period from the Renaissance to Impressionism. There are 120 tipped-in color plates, 540 monochrome illustrations in gravure, reproducing painting, sculpture, ceramics, tapestry, the lapidary arts, furniture and the art of the gold-and-silversmith. The text traces the evolution of aesthetic forms from the most primitive origins to their highest state of development.

Publisher: Putnam