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The Little r Museums of Paris

Author : Emma Jacobs
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Discover a new side of Paris, hidden in plain sight, with this beautifully illustrated guide to the city's smaller collections and best-kept secrets, from artists' studios to scientific museums. A visit to Paris can often seem like a highlight reel -- the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay, the Eiffel Tower. But Paris isn't only about the big attractions; in fact, some might say it's the offbeat destinations that hold the greatest treasures. The Little(r) Museums of Paris takes a whimsical journey through these smaller destinations, from the fantastical to the bizarre, offering both a guide to the city and inspiration for armchair travelers. Rather than traveling by neighborhood, this charming guide explores the different types of institutions nestled within Paris, from time capsules like the Musee Nissim de Camondo to explorations of the world beyond the city limits, including the Institute of the Arab World. Readers will peek behind the curtains of artists' apartments and into the microscopes of collections of scientific oddities. Each entry opens up a new world of adventure, with a description of the museum's collection, as well as a short history, watercolor illustrations, and a miniature map. For residents and visitors alike, the captivating illustrations and deeply-researched yet approachable writing will encourage greater appreciation of the cultural diversity, history, and colorful characters that give Paris that je ne sais quoi.

The Little Pleasures of Paris

Author : Leslie Jonath
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Take an enchanting tour of Paris's most charming places, objects, and pasttimes in this lovingly compiled Francophile handbook. Organized by season, The Little Pleasures of Paris takes the reader through a year's worth of quintessentially Parisian experiences, from secret gardens bursting with roses to exotic plumage at the city's bird market, candied violets at Paris's oldest sweet shop, dazzling colors in the stained glass at Sainte-Chapelle, and more. The friendly text and whimsical illustrations make this delightful ebook a poetic letter to the City of Light. Unusual details that might otherwise go unnoticed are celebrated and offer a uniquely intimate perspective in this triomphe of je ne sais quoi and joi de vivre!

Little Known Museums in and Around Paris

Author : Rachel Kaplan
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The North American Miscellany and Dollar Magazine

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Whitaker s Little Book of Knowledge

Author : Bloomsbury Publishing
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An authoritative, quirky trivia book divided into themed chapters. Whitaker's Little Book of Knowledge contains thousands of general knowledge gems: from everything you learned at school to fascinating lists of contemporary 'top-tens', mini-biographies of famous artists and writers, plus condensed guides to films and works of art and literature. In addition, there is a light-hearted journey down memory lane featuring humorous entries on forgotten treasures from different decades and a stand-alone sport chapter with guides to both well-known and obscure sports, key rules, a glossary of terms and short biographies of the world's greatest sporting heroes. Facts are both newly researched and drawn from the rich treasure-trove of the Whitaker's Almanack archive, which dates back to 1868. Whitaker's Little Book of Knowledge is a truly unique ready-reference containing fascinating facts for every trivia buff while providing a unique insight into the world from the 19th century through to the present day.

The Little Van Eyck

Author : Catherine de Duve
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Discover Van Eyck's life and work as you read, draw and play The Oil Painting Secrets of the Flemish Primitives Enter into the world of the famous artist Jan Van Eyck. Van Eyck is the Duke of Burgundy'scourt painter. Discover the Golden Age of Bruges ! How do people live in Flanders at the end of the Middle Ages ? How do you paint the softness of a pelt ? The brilliance of a precious stone? Discover the well kept secret of oil painting and learn all about the technique. The Arnolfini Portrait, Portrait of a Man in a Turban, Madonna of the Chancellor Rolin: share a fun moment with your family while discovering Van Eyck's major paintings thanks to this richly illustrated book! ABOUT THE COLLECTION Put yourself in the shoes of an artist or an explorer and learn all there is to know about art and history! Whether it is as a museum guide, a temporary exhibition catalog or a monograph, each book from the "Happy Museum" collection can be read while visiting a museum, an exhibition or simply at home. The concept is entertaining and interactive so that children can learn while having fun! Throughout the pages, you will find some games, observations, thoughts, creations, drawings and art history notions. Thanks to this varied and interactive content, children will be able to assimilate technical and theoretical notions like “still life”, “watercolors” and “impressionism”, which are sometimes abstract and difficult to understand. From 4 years old and for the whole family (parents, grandparents and teachers). ABOUT THE AUTHOR Catherine de Duve is an art historian and a painter. She worked for the Royal museums of Belgium’s educational services and created teaching workshops at the Brussels Foundation for Architecture. In 2000, she launched her own publishing house with a brand new concept. Advised by the director of MAC (Grand Hornu), she created the international collection “Happy Museum”, dedicated to a young audience. Catherine de Duve is also published by RMN, Hatier and Alice editions, and works with dozens of international museum curators. Thanks to this ebook, the whole family will learn more about: • The day and age in which lived Van Eyck • The Flemish Primitives • Oil painting • Van Eyck's life • His masterpieces

The Little Book of Paris

Author : Hippo! Orange
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Quotes, facts, wit & wisdom in a fun-filled format

The Little Pilgrim

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Paris Primitive

Author : Sally Price
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In 1990 Jacques Chirac, the future president of France and a passionate fan of non-European art, met Jacques Kerchache, a maverick art collector with the lifelong ambition of displaying African sculpture in the holy temple of French culture, the Louvre. Together they began laying plans, and ten years later African fetishes were on view under the same roof as the Mona Lisa. Then, in 2006, amidst a maelstrom of controversy and hype, Chirac presided over the opening of a new museum dedicated to primitive art in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower: the Musée du Quai Branly. Paris Primitive recounts the massive reconfiguration of Paris’s museum world that resulted from Chirac’s dream, set against a backdrop of personal and national politics, intellectual life, and the role of culture in French society. Along with exposing the machinations that led to the MQB’s creation, Sally Price addresses the thorny questions it raises about the legacy of colonialism, the balance between aesthetic judgments and ethnographic context, and the role of institutions of art and culture in an increasingly diverse France. Anyone with a stake in the myriad political, cultural, and anthropological issues raised by the MQB will find Price’s account fascinating.

Little Known Museums in and Around Rome

Author : Rachel Kaplan
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Illustrated throughout, this guide features practical information on 30 remarkable museums in Rome and the surrounding countryside, including collection highlights, addresses and phone numbers, hours and admissions.