Le Louvre Nu Sculptures

The ideal gift for art lovers!
A book on the most important sculptures in the Louvre as art of the nude.
Volume 2 of the LE LOUVRE NU series

Jean Galard
Catherine Belanger
Lois Lammerhuber

24 × 32 cm
192 pages
162 photos
English/French
Softbound in a box of printed foil
ISBN: 978-3-901753-12-1
November 2009

39.90
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Authors

  • Catherine Bélanger

    Catherine Bélanger was PR lady of the Louvre from 1976 to 2007. In this capacity, she organised exhibitions, photo shootings, [...] more

  • Jean Galard

    Jean Galard taught aesthetics at the Department of Philosophy of the University of São Paulo, and was cultural attaché of [...] more

  • Lois Lammerhuber

    Lois Lammerhuber is a photographer and publisher. His close collaboration with GEO Magazine started in 1984, continues to this day, [...] more

Awards

Details

The idea for this book was born in the course of a visit through the Louvre, when Catherine Belanger ventured to call the Louvre the biggest brothel in the world. Key works illustrate the artistic work and the representation of the nude in the Western world, from the 7th century BC to 1897. In his photos, Lois Lammerhuber detaches the nudity, sensuality and sexuality of the sculptures from the context of their artistic intention, conceiving them as “material” in a fictive photo studio and recreating them. He resorts to these “models” to translate them into the language of fashion, nude and advertising photography – Sensual and unexpected.

The images are accompanied by a text by Jean Galard reflecting this approach from an art historical and philosophical point of view.

The design of the book, with its bronze-like look, is meant to refer to the haptic character of sculpture.

Description

The idea for this book was born in the course of a visit through the Louvre, when Catherine Belanger ventured to call the Louvre the biggest brothel in the world. Key works illustrate the artistic work and the representation of the nude in the Western world, from the 7th century BC to 1897. In his photos, Lois Lammerhuber detaches the nudity, sensuality and sexuality of the sculptures from the context of their artistic intention, conceiving them as “material” in a fictive photo studio and recreating them. He resorts to these “models” to translate them into the language of fashion, nude and advertising photography – Sensual and unexpected.

The images are accompanied by a text by Jean Galard reflecting this approach from an art historical and philosophical point of view.

The design of the book, with its bronze-like look, is meant to refer to the haptic character of sculpture.

Additional information

Weight1.83 kg / 4.03 lbs
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