Louvre Abu Dhabi: Birth of a Museum

A chronological history of art that assembles chef d'oeuvres from all artistic disciplines around the globe and throughout the ages. This book-the first to be dedicated to the museum's collection-allows the reader to discover the universal spirit that permeates and incarnates the birth of this new museum. The growing collection, presented here for the first time, best captures and expresses the essence and spirit of the museum itself. These 300 works, reproduced in exceptional photographs commissioned for the publication, open a dialogue between the diverse world cultures and their artistic expressions. This work is a collaboration of the Tourism and Culture Authority, the Musee du Louvre, and Skira Flammarion.

About The Author

Laurence des Cars has been curatorial Director of Agence France-Museums since 2007 and is senior general heritage curator.

  • Publish Date: January 07, 2014
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Art - Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Permanent Collections
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Trim Size: 9-3/4 x 11
  • Pages: 320
  • US Price: $65.00
  • CDN Price: $65.00
  • ISBN: 978-2-08-020166-9


“…architecture buffs will doubtlessly continue to gossip about its outside [Louvre Abu Dhabi], what goes on inside the Louvre Abu Dhabi will be equally worthy of discussion if this volume is any indication.” -Metrosource

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