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AU LOUVRE: LA COUR NAPOLEON TRANSFIGUREE (At the Louvre: The cour Napoleon Transfigured). Guy Nicot. Musee du Louvre, Paris, 1993. Published by Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris. 120 pp. with 235 ills. (74 col., 2 foldout). 24 x 34 cm. LC 94-158155 ISBN 2711829812 In French.
Focused on the recent renovation of one of the Louvre's main courtyards, this well-illustrated catalogue traces the central role of Louis Visconti (1791-1853) and Hector Lefuel (1810-1880) in the architectural transformation of the palace during the 19th century, describes the deterioration of the cour Napoleon and the 86 statues adorning its facades, and documents with photographs and texts the extensive restoration project.
Artist(s):Lefuel, Hector; Visconti, Louis
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1800-1900 — Architecture, Sculpture — Conservation/Restoration
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 055752
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