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The Resource Inventing the Louvre : art, politics, and the origins of the modern museum in eighteenth-century Paris, Andrew McClellan

Inventing the Louvre : art, politics, and the origins of the modern museum in eighteenth-century Paris, Andrew McClellan

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Inventing the Louvre : art, politics, and the origins of the modern museum in eighteenth-century Paris
Title
Inventing the Louvre
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art, politics, and the origins of the modern museum in eighteenth-century Paris
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Andrew McClellan
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Containing the greatest collection of Old Master paintings and antique sculpture ever assembled under one roof, the Louvre, founded in the final years of the Enlightenment, became the model for all state art museums subsequently established. This book chronicles the formation of this great museum, from its origins in the French royal picture collections to its apotheosis during the Revolution and Napoleonic Empire
  • More than a narrative history, Andrew McClellan's account explores the ideological underpinnings, pedagogic aims, and aesthetic criteria of the Louvre, as well as its contemporary, the Museum of French Monuments, which in complementary ways laid the foundation for the modern museum. Here, central and abiding questions of museum practice - arrangement of art works, lighting, restoration and conservation, public education and service to the state - were first defined and given visual expression
  • . Drawing on much new archival material, this book also casts new light on the art world of eighteenth century Paris and its most colorful characters, from Roger de Piles and La Font de Saint-Yenne to Jacques-Louis David and Alexandre Lenoir
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McClellan, Andrew
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Musée du Louvre
  • Art and state
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Inventing the Louvre : art, politics, and the origins of the modern museum in eighteenth-century Paris, Andrew McClellan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-277) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. The Luxembourg Gallery, 1750-79 -- 2. D'Angiviller's Louvre Project -- 3. The Revolutionary Louvre -- 4. The Musee Central des Arts -- 5. Alexandre Lenoir and the Museum of French Monuments -- Appendix I Arrangement of Paintings in the Luxembourg Gallery, 1750 -- Appendix II D'Angiviller's Grands Hommes of France, by Salon -- Appendix III Partial Reconstruction of the Hanging Scheme at the Musee Central des Arts in 1797-8
Control code
28016597
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9780521450652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1586646
Label
Inventing the Louvre : art, politics, and the origins of the modern museum in eighteenth-century Paris, Andrew McClellan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Luxembourg Gallery, 1750-79 -- 2. D'Angiviller's Louvre Project -- 3. The Revolutionary Louvre -- 4. The Musee Central des Arts -- 5. Alexandre Lenoir and the Museum of French Monuments -- Appendix I Arrangement of Paintings in the Luxembourg Gallery, 1750 -- Appendix II D'Angiviller's Grands Hommes of France, by Salon -- Appendix III Partial Reconstruction of the Hanging Scheme at the Musee Central des Arts in 1797-8
Control code
28016597
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9780521450652
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1586646

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