Rohan at the Louvre

Rohan at the Louvre Author Hirohiko Araki
ISBN-10 1561636150
Year 2012
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Nbm Publishing Company
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Rohan, a young mangaka, is led by a mysterious woman to a cursed painting deep in the bowels of the Louvre.

An Enchantment

An Enchantment Author Christian Durieux
ISBN-10 9781561638628
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 72
Language en
Publisher NBM Publishing
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Beautifully constructed in a semi-classical style, this graphic novel features a light-spirited romantic story. This latest installment in the Louvre collection tells the tale of a museum director in a waking dream after his retirement dinner where he wanders the vast halls of the museum before eloping with a muse. The magic of the vast museum melds with the ethereal storytelling to create a unique graphic novel that stands as an unforgettable experience.

Phantoms of the Louvre

Phantoms of the Louvre Author Enki Bilal
ISBN-10 9781561638413
Year 2014-06-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher NBM Publishing
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Superstar comic artist Enki Bilal reimagines the Louvre as a ghostly place in this series of 22 portraits. The Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, a reclining Christ, an Egyptian bust—these and other works of art are seen through the eyes of their own particular phantom. The motley collection of men, women, and children presented in these vignettes— a Roman legionary, a muse, a painter, and a German officer, among others—have little in common other than their often violent demises and an eternity spent haunting the iconic Parisian museum. Bilal recounts the life stories of these lost souls in dramatic biographies that combine fiction and historical reality, often evoking the creation of the works in question. The paintings that compose this graphic novel were presented in a special exhibition at the Louvre in early 2013.

Phantoms of the Louvre

Phantoms of the Louvre Author Enki Bilal
ISBN-10 9781561638413
Year 2014-06-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher NBM Publishing
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Superstar comic artist Enki Bilal reimagines the Louvre as a ghostly place in this series of 22 portraits. The Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, a reclining Christ, an Egyptian bust—these and other works of art are seen through the eyes of their own particular phantom. The motley collection of men, women, and children presented in these vignettes— a Roman legionary, a muse, a painter, and a German officer, among others—have little in common other than their often violent demises and an eternity spent haunting the iconic Parisian museum. Bilal recounts the life stories of these lost souls in dramatic biographies that combine fiction and historical reality, often evoking the creation of the works in question. The paintings that compose this graphic novel were presented in a special exhibition at the Louvre in early 2013.

The Sky Over the Louvre

The Sky Over the Louvre Author Yslaire
ISBN-10 1561636029
Year 2011
Pages 66
Language en
Publisher Nbm Publishing Company
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The story of a painting of the Supreme Being, ordered by Robespierre from the famous painter, David - a painting that was never made. It's also the story of another painting, that of the young Bara, a 13-year-old martyr of the Republic. From the inauguration of the Louvre - a former royal palace - as the museum for the people, to the death of Robespierre, The Sky Over the Louvre tells the eerie and disturbing tale of an artist coming up against Robespierre during the French Revolution.

Cruising Through the Louvre

Cruising Through the Louvre Author David Prudhomme
ISBN-10 1561639907
Year 2016-02-01
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher
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Author David Prudhomme meanders through the Louvre, feeling as if in the panels of a giant comic while he himself is creating his own. In this institution, all manner of people from all over the world rub elbows quietly. So he decides to cruise through the Louvre at a quick pace, not to look at the art but to observe the people and their interaction with it. For two hours, Prudhomme is witness to a strange, silent and casual choreography, danced in the midst of one of the most prestigious museums in the world.

Cruising Through the Louvre

Cruising Through the Louvre Author David Prudhomme
ISBN-10 9781561639922
Year 2016-02-01
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher NBM
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An artist's unique take on the museum experience: peoplewatching Author and artist David Prudhomme meanders through the Louvre, feeling as if in the panels of a giant comic while he himself is creating his own is this graphic novel. In this institution, all manner of people from all over the world rub elbows quietly. So Prudhomme decides to cruise through the museum, not to look at the world famous art, but to observe the people and their interaction with it. As he wanders, he discovers a group of students somehow stuck together just as in the shipwreck on the Raft of the Medusa; a man standing behind the Seated Scribe, as if attempting to read over his shoulder; and in the hall of antiquities, a woman placing her head in a lion's mouth. This work presents readers a strange, silent, and casual choreography, danced in the midst of one of the most prestigious museums in the world.

Guardians of the Louvre

Guardians of the Louvre Author Jiro Taniguchi
ISBN-10 1681120348
Year 2016-05-01
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing
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A famous manga artist provides the latest entry in the Louvre collection of graphic novels. After a group trip to Europe, a Japanese designer stops in Paris alone, intent on visiting the museums of the capital. But, bedridden in his hotel room with fever, he faces the absolute solitude of one suffering in a foreign land, deprived of any immediate or familiar recourse. When the fever breaks somewhat, he sets out on his visit and promptly gets lost in the crowded halls of the Louvre. Very soon, he discovers many unsuspected facets to this world in a museum, meeting artists and their works from various periods, in a journey oscillating between feverish hallucination and reality, finishing at the crossroads between human and personal history. With this inner journey, Jiro Taniguchi invites us on a temporal and artistic trip to discover a sense of place under the leadership of some tutelary figures that appear to him, familiar or unknown ... the guardians of the Louvre.

On the Odd Hours

On the Odd Hours Author Eric Liberge
ISBN-10 9781561638666
Year 2010-04-01
Pages 71
Language en
Publisher NBM Publishing
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The highly successful series of graphic novels co-published with the Louvre museum in Paris (“Glacial Period”, “Museum Vaults”) continues with its next outstanding graphic novel. This time, the author invites us on a guided tour of the museum… by night… when the works of art come alive. Our guide: a deaf night watchman who somehow manages to communicate with the souls of those ethereal and timeless works of art. A visual tour de force with a strong edge of the frighteningly fantastic.

Glacial Period

Glacial Period Author Nicolas De Crécy
ISBN-10 9781561638574
Year 2014-06-01
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher NBM Publishing
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In this fanciful and richly imaginative story, one of the most original and important young European comic artists imagines a frozen world thousands of years hence in which all human history has been forgotten. A small group of archaeologists come upon the Louvre, buried in age-old snow, and cannot begin to explain all of the artifacts they see. Their interpretations of the wonders before them strike a humorous, absurd, and farcical tone. One of the few books coedited by the Louvre, this graphic novel features stunning illustrations as it presents a unique vision of the great museum.

Manga in Theory and Practice The Craft of Creating Manga

Manga in Theory and Practice  The Craft of Creating Manga Author Hirohiko Araki
ISBN-10 9781421598475
Year 2017-06-13
Pages 229
Language en
Publisher VIZ Media LLC
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Hirohiko Araki is the author of one of the longest-running and most beloved manga of all time, the epic fan favorite JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. According to him, manga is the ultimate synthesis of all forms of art, and in this book he reveals the secrets behind how to make the magic happen using concrete examples from his own work. Read all about his “golden ratio” for drawing, the character histories he draws up for each of the characters he creates, his methodology for storytelling inspired by the great Ernest Hemingway, and many more aspects of manga creation in this how-to guide penned by an industry legend. -- VIZ Media

European Clocks in the J Paul Getty Museum

European Clocks in the J  Paul Getty Museum Author Gillian Wilson
ISBN-10 9780892362547
Year 2013-08-15
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Getty Publications
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Among the finest examples of European craftsmanship are the clocks produced for the luxury trade in the eighteenth century. The J. Paul Getty Museum is fortunate to have in its decorative arts collection twenty clocks dating from around 1680 to 1798: eighteen produced in France and two in Germany. They demonstrate the extraordinary workmanship that went into both the design and execution of the cases and the intricate movements by which the clocks operated. In this handsome volume, each clock is pictured and discussed in detail, and each movement diagrammed and described. In addition, biographies of the clockmakers and enamelers are included, as are indexes of the names of the makers, previous owners, and locations.

Manga in Theory and Practice

Manga in Theory and Practice Author Hirohiko Araki
ISBN-10 1421594072
Year 2017-06-13
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher VIZ Media LLC
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Learn how to create manga from Hirohiko Araki—creator of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and a master of the medium! Hirohiko Araki is the author of one of the longest-running and most beloved manga of all time, the epic fan favorite JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. According to him, manga is the ultimate synthesis of all forms of art, and in this book he reveals the secrets behind how to make the magic happen using concrete examples from his own work. Read all about his “golden ratio” for drawing, the character histories he draws up for each of the characters he creates, his methodology for storytelling inspired by the great Ernest Hemingway, and many more aspects of manga creation in this how-to guide penned by an industry legend.

JoJo s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 Phantom Blood

JoJo s Bizarre Adventure  Part 1  Phantom Blood Author Hirohiko Araki
ISBN-10 1421578816
Year 2015-08-04
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher VIZ Media LLC
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The legendary Shonen Jump series, now available in English for the first time, in a deluxe edition featuring color pages and newly drawn cover art! JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a groundbreaking manga famous for its outlandish characters, wild humor and frenetic battles. A multigenerational tale of the heroic Joestar family and their never-ending battle against evil! The conclusion of the Phantom Blood Arc! Jonathan Joestar and his mentor Zeppelli continue their pursuit of the villainous vampire, Dio! But to get to him, they must first face down his murderous henchmen! In battle after bloody battle, JoJo and Zeppelli are pushed to their limits and beyond!

Desert Kingdoms to Global Powers

Desert Kingdoms to Global Powers Author Rory Miller
ISBN-10 9780300222166
Year 2016-10-15
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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A lively analysis of the Arab Gulf states’ stunning rise to global power over the last half-century and of the daunting challenges they confront today Once just sleepy desert sheikdoms, the Arab Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait now exert unprecedented influence on international affairs—the result of their almost unimaginable riches in oil and gas. In this book, Rory Miller, an expert in Gulf politics and international affairs, provides an accessible account of the achievements of these countries since the 1973 global oil crisis. He also investigates how the shrewd Arab Gulf rulers who have overcome crisis after crisis meet the external and internal challenges of the onrushing future. The Arab Gulf region has become an East–West hub for travel, tourism, sport, culture, trade, and finance. But can the autocratic regimes maintain stability at home and influence abroad as they deal with the demands of social and democratic reform? Miller considers an array of factors—Islamism, terrorism, the Arab Spring, volatile oil prices, global power dynamics, and others—to assess the future possibilities.