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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Museum Vaults Excerpts from the Journal of an Expert

Museum Vaults  Excerpts from the Journal of an Expert Author Marc-Antoine Mathieu
ISBN-10 9781561635146
Year 2008-01-01
Pages 54
Language en
Publisher NBM Publishing
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The next volume in the striking collection in co-publication with the Louvre museum. An art assessor must evaluate the vast collections of the Louvre in an alternate Kafkaesque world where all is warehoused in an endless ever deepening succession of basement levels. Mathieu, an artist who marries Escher with Kafka, brings stinging irony to the pompousness of art history.

Glacial Period

Glacial Period Author Nicolas De Crécy
ISBN-10 9781561638550
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.

On the Odd Hours

On the Odd Hours Author Eric Liberge
ISBN-10 9781561635771
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.

An Enchantment

An Enchantment Author Christian Durieux
ISBN-10 9781561637058
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.

The Initiates

The Initiates Author Étienne Davodeau
ISBN-10 9781561637034
Year 2013-03-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher NBM Publishing
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Winner of: Gourmand Magazine Best US wine book translation Slate Cartoonist Studio Award nominee A graphic novel that explores the nature of one’s vocation, this book offers a look at the daily devotion to craft in two dissimilar professions. Étienne Davodeau is a comic artist—he doesn’t know much about the world of winemaking. Richard Leroy is a winemaker—he’s rarely even read comics. But filled with good will and curiosity, the two men exchange professions, and Étienne goes to work in Richard’s vineyards and cellar, while Richard, in return, leaps into the world of comics. Providing a true-life representation of how both professions work, this insightful book investigates two fascinating fields, exploring each man’s motivations and ultimately revealing that their endeavors and aspirations are not much different.

Stargazing Dog

Stargazing Dog Author Takashi Murakami
ISBN-10 1561636126
Year 2011
Pages 124
Language en
Publisher Nbm Publishing Company
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Happaei, a dog, describes his experiences and loyalty to Daddy, his owner, when Daddy goes on a road trip after losing his job, family, and home.

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.

JoJo s Bizarre Adventure Part 3 Stardust Crusaders single volume Vol 1

JoJo s Bizarre Adventure  Part 3  Stardust Crusaders  single volume   Vol  1 Author Hirohiko Araki
ISBN-10 9781421569352
Year 2014-07-04
Pages 219
Language en
Publisher VIZ Media LLC
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The Evil Spirit In a Japanese jail sits 17-year-old Jotaro Kujo: punk, fighter, delinquent...and possessed by a force beyond his control! Around the world, evil spirits are awakening: "Stands," monstrous invisible creatures which give their bearers incredible powers. To save his mother's life, Jotaro must tame his dark forces and travel around the world to Cairo, Egypt, where a hundred-year-old vampire thirsts for the blood of his family. But the road is long, and an army of evil Stand Users waits to kill JoJo and his friends... -- VIZ Media