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Title: The Great Louvre: securing the future, inventing a present to perpetuate the past [Part 2]
Authors: Murtinho, Vítor 
Issue Date: Nov-2018
Publisher: cmm – Associação Portuguesa de Construção Metálica e Mista
Serial title, monograph or event: Metálica International
Issue: 9
Place of publication or event: Coimbra
Abstract: Although very disputed the intervention that I. Pei developed for the purpose of reorganization and enlargement of the Louvre Museum, this made possible the irreproachable confirmation of this space as one of the most sought cultural destinations in the world. And if in the context of this work the most iconographic part corresponds to the famous pyramid placed at the center of the court designated Cour Napoléon, the truth is that the authentic revolution took place in the basement and inside the Louvre Palace. The collection of this museum which has some of the most charismatic and well-known works of Western art such as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, sculptures like the Venus of Milo or Victory of Samothrace alone would not be enough to keep alive the interest of a visit to a site that, until the Pei project, was considered a place with labyrinth characteristics, disorganized and spatially very little suited to its function.
ISSN: 2183-9263
DOI: 10.30779/cmm_metalica_mi09_02
Rights: openAccess
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