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Bibliothèque nationale de France

Works: 1,255 works in 1,666 publications in 4 languages and 23,001 library holdings
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Classifications: Q46, 506.244
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Le réel et ses dimensions by Rencontre "Physique et interrogations fondamentales"( )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work focuses on the quantity, the pertinence and the depth of dimensions of reality, as well as on the emergence of new dimensions. This pluridisciplinarian approach to such fundamental questions is the result of juxtaposing findings from classical physics, cosmology, mathematics, biology and art
Edgar Degas, photographer by Malcolm R Daniel( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Degas's major surviving photographs, little known even among devotees of the artist's paintings and pastels, are analyzed and reproduced for the first time in this volume, which accompanies an exhibition at The Metropolitan Muscum of Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France."--Jacket
Celestial treasury : from the music of the spheres to the conquest of space by Marc Lachièze-Rey( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptive text and four hundred illustrations from the National Library of France's "Figures du Ciel" exhibition present an overview of humankind's attempts to understand and visually represent space, covering models of planetary motion, maps and globes of the sky and universe, creation/origin theories, and mythological traditions
Henri Labrouste : structure brought to light by Henri Labrouste( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Labrouste is one of the few nineteenth-century architects consistently lionized as a precursor of modern architecture throughout the twentieth century and into our own time. The two magisterial glass-and-iron reading rooms he built in Paris gave form to the idea of the modern library as a collective civic space. His influence was both immediate and long-lasting, not only on the development of the modern library but also on the exploration of new paradigms of space, materials and luminosity in places of great public assembly. Published to accompany the first exhibition devoted to Labrouste in the United States - and the first anywhere in the world in nearly 40 years - this publication presents nearly 225 works in all media, including drawings, watercolors, vintage and modern photographs, film stills and architectural models. Essays by a range of international architecture scholars explore Labrouste's work and legacy through a variety of approaches
The French Renaissance in prints from the Bibliotèque nationale de France by Bibliothèque Nationale de France. <Paris>( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The primitives of photography, 1850-1860( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an overview of its pioneers - called "the primitives of photography" by Felix Nadar - this program explores the brief golden era between the time that photography was invented and the time it became an industry. The transformation of the camera from mere recording device to new artistic medium is seen in works that feature deliberate composition as well as in staged photos and composite prints. The technical processes by which photographers enhanced their works is also explained, especially in the creation of Oscar Rejlander's precursor of Photoshop, "The Two Ways of Life." Among others, the video covers Henry Fox Talbot, Hippolyte Bayard, Édouard Baldus, Gustave Le Gray, and Henry Peach Robinson, focusing on "Open Door," "Self Portrait as a Drowned Man," "Cloister at St. Triomphe in Arles," and "Fading Away." A part of the series Photo
A kingdom of images : French prints in the age of Louis XIV, 1660-1715 by Peter Fuhring( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once considered the golden age of French printmaking, Louis XIV's reign saw Paris become a powerhouse of print production. During this time, the king aimed to make fine and decorative arts into signs of French taste and skill and, by extension, into markers of his imperialist glory. Prints were ideal for achieving these goals; reproducible and transportable, they fueled the sophisticated propaganda machine circulating images of Louis as both a man of war and a man of culture. This richly illustrated catalogue features more than one hundred prints from the Getty Research Institute and the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, whose print collection Louis XIV established in 1667. An esteemed international group of contributors investigates the ways that cultural policies affected printmaking; explains what constitutes a print; describes how one became a printmaker; studies how prints were collected; and considers their reception in the ensuing centuries."--
The golden age of maritime maps : when Europe discovered the world by Catherine Hofmann( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Portolan charts, ' so called from the Italian adjective portolano, meaning 'related to ports or harbours, ' were born during the 12th century in the maritime community. These charts, drawn on parchment and crisscrossed with lines referring to the compass directions, indicated the succession of ports and anchorages along the shores, and were used by European sailors exploring the world up until the 18th century. Not only used as navigational instruments on boats, they were also produced for wealthy sponsors in the form of illuminated images of the world, to illustrate the economic and political interests of the major European sea powers. This book takes stock of the state of knowledge on these maps, bringing together contributions from a dozen European specialists, who trace the history and diversity of styles and places of production of these charts. This type of mapping is approached from three angles. The first part, 'The Mediterranean, ' refers to the manufacture and use of the first charts, centered on the Mediterranean, and the persistence of this tradition in the Mediterranean basin until the 18th century. The second part, 'Wide Open Spaces, ' shows how these regional charts have evolved from a technical and iconographical point of view at the time of the great European voyages, in order to include the oceans and new worlds. The third part, 'The Indian Ocean, ' shows how these charts, in a maritime area where ancient civilizations coexisted, were dependent on other cartographic traditions (ancient, Arab, Asian) before joining the information reported by Portuguese sailors and European trading companies in the modern era."--Publisher's website
Richard Prince : American prayer by Richard Prince( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in French and English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Musée du Louvre and the Château de Versailles where Jan Fabre's and Jeff Koons' works were respectively presented, the Bibliothèque nationale de France also opts for contemporary creation, inviting the worldwide famous American artist, Richard Prince. Especially well-known for his cow boy photographs illustrating Marlboro advertising campaigns and for his series of ± nurse paintings, the artist is the best at depicting the American fin de siècle. This is the first monographic exhibition on Richard Prince organised in Paris. The title ± Richard Prince - American prayer refers to Jim Morrison's poem. The exhibition focuses on a feature of personality never presented before. Richard Prince is a passionate booklover and a collector of American pop culture and countercultures from the 50s' to the 80s'. This artistic movement has inspired his work as photographer and painter.Thanks to a musical background - including works by Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan and the Velvet Underground - and to his collaboration with the designer David Adjaye, Richard Prince portrays an American continent scoffing at its myths, introduced in a beat, hippie or punk context. Rare books and manuscripts by Rimbaud, Céline, Cocteau and Genet, European underground magazines and popular books, were selected among BnF's collections. Richard Prince has planned to re-appropriate some of them, building bridges with several treasures from his private collection of books that were never previously put on display. Documents connected to the key beat generation figures are presented such as an annotated copy of William Burroughs' ± Naked lunch or the handwritten scroll of Jack Kerouac's ± Big sur , Prince's collection of ± pulp fiction focusing on the erotic and disturbing nurse character or his collection of editions of Nabokov's ± Lolita in about twenty languages. Paintings, drawings, photographs, artists' books, manuscripts and objects illustrate the artist's personal universe between high and low culture, between America and Europe. The exhibition ends with a reading room which walls have been covered with fake books conceived by Richard Prince and treasures rarely presented before. Publisher's note
Avedon's France : old world, new look( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring Richard Avedon's fascination with France, Avedon's France brings together a collection of spectacular photographs; selected interviews, letters, publications, and writings (including new material from the Avedon Foundation archives) and substantive essays by the authors. In addition to five portfolios of French sitters spanning a lifetime of portraiture, it looks at Avedon's apprenticeship to his mentor, Alexei Brodovitch; his encounters with French fashion; his idealised version of Paris in the movie Funny Face; his fresh take on the Belle Epoque in his book on Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Diary of a Century; and his fruitful association with the magazine Egoiste later in his life. Avedon's France offers a full account of Avedon's restless pursuit of new ways of looking at the world, and it reveals a master image maker, a true artist for his time
Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences by Académie des sciences (France)( )

in French and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Fouquet : peintre et enlumineur du XVe siècle by Jean Fouquet( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peintre et enlumineur, Jean Fouquet (vers 1420-1478?) lit et relit les textes qu'il illustre, se montre glossateur pour les grands livres que lui commande la cour, pour laquelle il exécute aussi des portraits. Il maîtrise la perspective géométrique d'Alberti, la perspective aérienne, les effets atmosphériques et les reflets des Flamands. Monographie, catalogue et reproduction de son oeuvre
Simone de Beauvoir, ou, Les chemins de la liberté by Élisabeth Badinter( )

2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de trois textes critiques dont le but est de dégager les traits marquants ou au contraire, cachés, de l'oeuvre littéraire de Marguerite Yourcenar, de Simone de Beauvoir et de Nathalie Sarraute
L'enfance au Moyen Age by Pierre Riché( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'art au temps des rois maudits : Philippe le Bel et ses fils, 1285-1328 : Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, 17 mars-29 juin 1998 by France) Grand Palais (Paris( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'exposition permet de comprendre l'art français vers 1300, l'art gothique avec un foisonnement des formes et une diversité des tendances. Les oeuvres présentées sont des sculptures, enluminures, monnaies, sceaux, vitraux, peintures murales
Marcel Proust : l'écriture et les arts by Jean-Yves Tadié( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

François Mansart : le génie de l'architecture by François Mansart( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur le roman Dumas, Dostoïevski, Woolf by Pietro Citati( )

2 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans ces essais sur le roman, Pietro Citati tente d'opérer la fusion du portrait psychologique et de l'interprétation littéraire, à travers trois figures, trois moments du roman : la folie de l'aventure (Dumas), la recherche théologique hantée par le Mal Absolu (Dostoïevski), les rapports de l'ombre et de l'écriture (Virginia Woolf)
Voltaire et l'Europe : exposition Bibliothèque nationale de France, Monnaie de Paris by Voltaire( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tout au long de sa vie, autant à travers ses voyages et ses exils qu'au fil de ses amitiés et de l'influence de sa pensée, Voltaire, qui se sentait "anglais à Londres et allemand en Allemagne", peut être considéré comme l'Européen des Lumières
Revue de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France by Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris)( )

in French and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Edgar Degas, photographer
Celestial treasury : from the music of the spheres to the conquest of spaceThe French Renaissance in prints from the Bibliotèque nationale de FranceRichard Prince : American prayerA chronicle of the Crusades : from Charlemagne to Sultan Bayezid
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controlled identityBibliothèque de France

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Biblioteca Nacional de Francia

Bibliothèque du Louvre

Bibliothèque nationale

Bibliothèque Royale


BNF (Bibliothèque nationale de France)

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France. Bibliothèque nationale

France. Bibliothèque nationale de France

French National Library

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Paris. Bibliothèque nationale