Louvre: 400 Masterpieces - Daniel Soulié

Can’t make it to Paris anytime soon?  No worries, simply open the pages of Louvre: 400 Masterpieces (Abrams, $40) and take a stroll through the halls of the Louvre without being pressed for time or plagued with aching feet.  Daniel Soulié, a Louvre historian, has designed the book to approximate an actual trip to the museum, with each chapter representing one of the nine Louvre departments. So take your time and enjoy the rich reproductions.   The works depicted in this book were randomly selected, so you may be surprised at what you see and what you don’t see (e.g., no Mona Lisa).