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1001 Paintings of the Louvre

From Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century

1001 Paintings of the Louvre( )
Author: Lessing, Erich
Pomarède, Vincent
Trébosc, Delphine
Photographer: Lessing, Erich
Editor: Trebosc, Delphine
Contribution by: Musée du Louvre, Département des peintures Staff,
Publication Date:Oct 2008
Publisher:5 Continents
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $80.00
Book Description:

This lavishly illustrated book provides a wonderful panorama of 4000 years of painting history all selected and reproduced in its pages by one of the most celebrated art photographers of our time. The book includes introductory texts and descriptive captions of the paintings chosen fo rinclusion.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Travel / Museums, Tours, Points Of Interest
Art / European
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):10 x 11.375 x 2 Inches
Book Weight:7.69 Pounds
Author Biography
Lessing, Erich (Author)
Erich Lessing was born to Jewish parents in Vienna, Austria on July 13, 1923. He fled the Nazi annexation of Austria as a teenager in 1939 to Palestine. He studied radio engineering at a technical college and served in Britain's Sixth Airborne Division as a photographer and pilot. He returned to Austria in 1947. He was hired by Magnum Photos as a freelancer in 1951. He joined the agency full time in 1955 and became a part-time contributor in 1979. His photographs were included in The Louvre: All the Paintings. He died on August 29, 2018 at the age of 95.


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