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L'OUVERTURE DU NOUVEL OPERA, 5 JANVIER 1875 (The Opening of the Nouvel Opera, 5 January 1875). Martine Kahane. Musee d'Orsay, Paris, 1986. Organized in association with Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. Dossiers du Musee d'Orsay, 1. Published by Editions de la Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris. 56 pp. with 57 ills. 26 x 18 cm. ISBN 2711820793 In French.
Reproducing architectural views, stage settings, contemporary prints and handbills, this catalogue reviews the construction of the Paris Opera House -- the Neo-Baroque masterwork of architect Charles Garnier (1825-1898) -- and the elaborate ceremony organized for its opening.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1800-1900 — Architecture
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 051947
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