Paris, City of Art

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Harry N. Abrams, Oct 28, 2003 - Architecture - 708 pages
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A widely acclaimed authority on French architecture offers this lavishly illustrated (over 800 color pictures), definitive, and truly mammoth volume (708 pages) on the incomparable art and architecture of Paris, the "recurring dream" of more than 50 million travelers every year. Included are scores of detailed biographies and numerous chronologies, maps, and plans that complement the interesting history of the contribution Paris has made to the arts, from its origins as a Roman city to its evolution as a modern metropolis. Particular attention is paid to the periods when Parisian culture flourished: the age of the soaring Gothic cathedrals, the sumptuous royal residences, including the Louvre (now the world's most important museum) and Versailles, the painting of the neoclassical period and later of the Impressionists, followed by modern painting by such masters as Cezanne, Matisse, and Picasso. French-fold jacket.

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