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Inventing the Louvre: Art, Politics, and the Origins of the Modern Museum in Eighteenth-Century Paris

Inventing the Louvre Founded in the final years of the Enlightenment, the Louvre became the model for all state art museums subsequently established. This text chronicles the formation of the museum from its origins in the French royal picture collections to its apotheosis during the Revolution and Napoleonic Empire. Full description

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