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100 1  Gardner, James,|d1960-|eauthor. 
245 14 The Louvre :|bthe many lives of the world's most famous 
       museum /|cJames Gardner. 
250    First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition. 
264  1 New York :|bAtlantic Monthly Press,|c2020. 
300    xxi, 394 pages :|billustrations (some color) ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
520    "Some nine million people from all over the world flock to
       the Louvre each year to enjoy its incomparable art 
       collection. Yet few of them are aware of the remarkable 
       history of that place and of the buildings themselves-a 
       fascinating story that historian James Gardner elegantly 
       chronicles in the first full-length history of the Louvre 
       in English. More than 7,000 years ago, men and women 
       camped on a spot called le Louvre for reasons unknown; a 
       clay quarry and a vineyard supported a society there in 
       the first centuries AD. A thousand years later, King 
       Philippe Auguste of France constructed a fortress there in
       1191, just outside the walls of a city far smaller than 
       the Paris we know today. Intended to protect the capital 
       against English soldiers stationed in Normandy, the 
       fortress became a royal palace under Charles V two 
       centuries later, and then the monarchy's principal 
       residence under the great Renaissance king François I in 
       1546. It remained so until 1682, when Louis XIV moved his 
       entire court to Versailles. Thereafter the fortunes of the
       Louvre languished until the tumultuous days of the French 
       Revolution when, during the Reign of Terror in 1793, it 
       first opened its doors to display the nation's treasures. 
       Ever since-through the Napoleonic era, the Commune, two 
       World Wars, to the present-the Louvre has been a witness 
       to French history, and expanded to become home to a 
       legendary collection, including such masterpieces as the 
       Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, whose often-complicated and 
       mysterious origins enliven a colorful narrative that 
       rivals the building's grand stature"--|cProvided by 
       publisher. 
610 20 Musée du Louvre|xHistory. 
610 20 Louvre (Paris, France)|xHistory. 
651  0 Paris (France)|xBuildings, structures, etc. 
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