Rohan at the Louvre

Author: Hirohiko Araki
Publisher: Nbm Publishing Company
ISBN: 1561636150
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Rohan, a young mangaka, is led by a mysterious woman to a cursed painting deep in the bowels of the Louvre.

Cruising Through the Louvre

Author: David Prudhomme
Publisher: NBM
ISBN: 9781561639922
Release Date: 2016-02-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

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.

Phantoms of the Louvre

Author: Enki Bilal
Publisher: NBM Publishing
ISBN: 9781561638437
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

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

Author: Yslaire
Publisher: Nbm Publishing Company
ISBN: 1561636029
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

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.

Guardians of the Louvre

Author: Jiro Taniguchi
Publisher: Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing
ISBN: 1681120348
Release Date: 2016-05-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

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

Author: Nicolas De Crécy
Publisher: NBM Publishing
ISBN: 9781561638574
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

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

Author: Hirohiko Araki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1421594072
Release Date: 2017-06-13
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

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.

1913

Author: Florian Illies
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 9781847659811
Release Date: 2013-07-18
Genre: History

A witty yet moving narrative worked up from sketched biographical fragments, 1913 is an intimate vision of a world that is about to change forever. The stuffy conventions of the nineteenth century are receding into the past, and 1913 heralds a new age of unlimited possibility. Kafka falls in love; Louis Armstrong learns to play the trumpet; a young seamstress called Coco Chanel opens her first boutique; Charlie Chaplin signs his first movie contract; and new drugs like cocaine usher in an age of decadence. Yet everywhere there is the premonition of ruin - the number 13 is omnipresent, and in London, Paris and Vienna, artists take the omen and act as if there were no tomorrow. In a Munich hotel lobby, Rilke and Freud discuss beauty and transience; Proust sets out in search of lost time; and while Stravinsky celebrates the Rite of Spring with industrial cacophony, an Austrian postcard painter by the name of Adolf Hitler sells his conventional cityscapes.

Baoh

Author: Hirohiko Araki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1569310882
Release Date: 1995-08-31
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels


JoJo s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 Phantom Blood

Author: Hirohiko Araki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421580500
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Young Jonathan Joestar’s life is forever changed when he meets his new adopted brother, Dio. For some reason, Dio has a smoldering grudge against him and derives pleasure from seeing him suffer. But every man has his limits, as Dio finds out. This is the beginning of a long and hateful relationship! -- VIZ Media

Walking Paris

Author: Gilles Desmons
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
ISBN: 1847730612
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Paris (France)

This edition of Walking Paris, revised and updated ready for 2008, is a fascinating guide to the highways and byways of one of the worlds most intriguing and romantic capital cities. Thirty meticulously planned, original walks, designed to be taken at an easy pace and allowing ample time for personal exploration, reveal Paris in all its many guises. Each walk, accompanied by a detailed route map, offers a tour of discovery: following bustling boulevards and narrow mysterious alleyways; passing well-known landmarks and places steeped in history and culture; winding along the banks of the Seine and through parks and palace gardens; exploring markets, squares and hidden stairways. Written by Gilles Desmons, a native Parisian who has spent many years getting to know the city by walking and absorbing its every detail, this book is the perfect introduction for the first-time visitor and a rich source of fresh delights for those already aware of the endless fascination of Paris. -- Publisher description.

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

Author: Hirohiko Araki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421569352
Release Date: 2014-07-04
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

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

Broad Strokes

Author: Bridget Quinn
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452152365
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the lives and careers of 15 brilliant female artists in text that's smart, feisty, educational, and an enjoyable read. Replete with beautiful reproductions of the artists' works and contemporary portraits of each artist by renowned illustrator Lisa Congdon, this is art history from 1600 to the present day for the modern art lover, reader, and feminist.

Phantoms of the Louvre

Author: Enki Bilal
Publisher: NBM Publishing
ISBN: 9781561638413
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

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.