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Louvre( )
Photographer: Höfer, Candida
Publication Date:Nov 2006
Publisher:Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $49.95
Book Description:

The architectural history of the Louvre stretches back to the early 13th century. A comparatively modest royal fortress, it became the royal residence under François I, friend and patron of Leonardo da Vinci. Louis XIV turned the Louvre into a splendid castle. Four years after the outbreak of the French Revolution, the Louvre opened its doors to the public. The royal art collections, with constant additions through Napoleon's military campaigns and forays as well as donations,...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Photography / Techniques / General
Photography / Subjects & Themes / Architectural & Industrial
Travel / Museums, Tours, Points Of Interest
Architecture / Regional
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):10.75 x 13.69 x 0.5 Inches
Book Weight:2.1 Pounds
Author Biography
Candida Höfer was born in 1944 in Eberswalde, Province of Brandenburg, Germany. In 1968, she began working for newspapers as a portrait photographer and in 1970, became as an assistant to Werner Bokelberg. She later attended the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1973 to 1982, where she studied film under Ole John and, from 1976, photography under Bernd Becher. She was one of the first of Becher's students to use color, showing her work as slide projections. In 1979, she began taking color photographs of interiors of public buildings, such as offices, banks, and waiting rooms. Her breakthrough work was a series of photographs showing guest workers in Germany, after which she concentrated on the subjects of Interiors, Rooms and Zoological Gardens.


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