Amazon Blog: Strange Museums

Jeff VanderMeer • January 31st, 2008 @ 7:50 pm • Book Reviews

I just blogged about The Museum Vaults, a great new book from NBM and the Louvre.

Before I visited the Louvre late last year I would have thought a graphic novel collaboration to perhaps be out of keeping with the museum’s image. But the Louvre, like any great museum, is really just an assortment of odd objects created by often eccentric craftspeople and geniuses organized by scientists in love with the past to look as if said objects are, in fact, quite normal. That is the charm and mystique of a museum, along with, especially in the most venerable institutions, their use of space and light–both of which are masterful in The Museum Vaults.

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