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This book's text, presented in French, German, and English, is entirely secondary to Höfer's (Candida Höfer: A Monograph) vividly colorful, unpopulated photographs of the Louvre's interiors. Loyrette's (president & director, the Louvre) one-page foreword places the book in the context of other publications on the Paris museum. Bernadac's (chief curator of contemporary art, the Louvre) two-page introduction lists the specific galleries illustrated and provides some background on the artist. Employing one-point perspective throughout, the full-page or double-page spreads are meticulously executed and printed, and a purist editorial approach reserves captions for thumbnail images at the volume's close. This approach may be overly chaste; keying the photographs to floor plans, crediting architects, and including dates of construction would augment the documentary value of the work. Still, the visual description of the spaces is eloquent and powerful. Those libraries with no prior titles by the photographer may prefer her Monograph(text by Michael Krüger, Schirmer/Mosel, 2003), with its more eclectic subject matter. Recommended for photography collections only.