The art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden /

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Imprint:New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
Description:175 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 32 cm
Subject:ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / Group Shows.
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments.
ART / European.
HISTORY / Europe / France.
Jardin des Tuileries (Paris, France) -- Exhibitions.
France -- Paris -- Jardin des Tuileries.
Exhibition catalogs.
Format: Print Book
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Other uniform titles:Deitz, Paula. Time and timelessness in the Tuileries Garden.
Fonkenell, Guillaume. Tuileries Garden.
Corey, Laura D. Picturing the Tuileries in the nineteenth century.
Kennel, Sarah. Lieu de mémoire, lieu de photographie.
Guenther, Bruce. Interview with Henri Loyrette, director of the Musée du Louvre (2001-2013)
Other authors / contributors:High Museum of Art.
Toledo Museum of Art.
Portland Art Museum (Or.)
ISBN:9780300197372 (hardback)
0300197373 (hardback)
Notes:Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, November 3, 2013-January 19, 2014, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, February 13-May 11, 2014, Portland Art Museum, Portland, June 14-September 21, 2014.
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Summary:"The Tuileries Garden is a masterpiece of garden design and one of the world's most iconic public art spaces. Designed for Louis XIV by landscape architect André Le Nôtre, it served the now-destroyed Tuileries Palace. It was opened to the public in 1667, becoming one of the first public gardens in Europe. The garden has always been a place for Parisians to convene, celebrate, and promenade, and art has played an important role throughout its history. Monumental sculptures give the garden the air of an outdoor museum, and the garden's beautiful backdrop has inspired artists from Edouard Manet to André Kertész. The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden brings together 100 works of art, including paintings and sculptures, as well as documentary photographs, prints, and models illuminating the garden's rich history. Beautifully illustrated essays by leading scholars of art and garden studies highlight the significance of the Tuileries Garden to works of art from the past 300 years and reaffirm its importance to the history of landscape architecture. "--Provided by publisher.
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Resulting from transatlantic collaboration, this catalogue accompanies a traveling 2012-14 exhibition organized by the High Museum of Art (Atlanta), the Toledo Museum of Art (Ohio), and the Portland Museum of Art (Oregon), with assistance from the Louvre and Carnavalet Museums, both in Paris. In addition to a large selection of paintings, prints, and photographs related to the Tuileries gardens adjacent to the Louvre in Paris, the volume includes essays on the history of the garden from its founding by Marie de' Medici in the 16th century to its 19th-century transformation into a public park. Sarah Kennel (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC) considers the garden, its sculptures, and the demolished Tuileries Palace as photographic subjects from 1839 through the formative years of the medium up to 1987. The volume concludes with an interview of Henri Loyrette, who, as director of the Louvre between 2001 and 2013, also became responsible for the garden; he relates its integration within the museum's programs. Nicely produced, generously illustrated, and reasonably priced, this catalogue will be a good addition to comprehensive art history and French studies collections. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. M. Nilsen Indiana University South Bend

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