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Detailed description :D'Izmir à Smirne

D'Izmir à Smirne

Découverte d'une cité antique

Author(s): Michel Amandry, Anne Bouquillon, Jean-Luc  Martinez, Sandrine Pagès-Camagna, Néguine Mathieux, ludovic Laugier, Isabelle Hasselin Rous, Meral Akurgal, Cécile Colonna, Anne Coulié, Chantal Courtois, Akyn Ersoy, Didier Laroche, Gözde Sakar

Under the direction of Jean-Luc  Martinez, ludovic Laugier, Isabelle Hasselin Rous

€ 35.00 tax included

Smyrna - modern Izmir - was one of the most dazzling cities on the Ionian coast during the Hellenistic period. A cosmopolitan trading port famed for its art and its medical school, it enjoyed equal influence in Asia Minor with its neighbors Ephesus and Pergamon. From the seventeenth century onwards a host of varied, spectacular works of art were discovered as the city's impressive architectural complexes were unearthed. Taken from the Louvre's department of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman antiquities, the Izmir Museum of Art and History, the French National Library, the Palace of Versailles and the Metropolitan Museum in New York, some 200 pieces bear eloquent testimony here to the artistic profusion of this ancient city.

Technical details

Format :

232 pages

200 illustrations

24.6 x 28 cm

Distribution: UD


This book was produced with the generous support of the Arjowiggins paper manufacturing group.

The catalog enjoys the backing of the Izmir Chamber of Commerce.


Further information

Related event

Catalog of the "From Izmir to Smyrna, Discovery of an Ancient City" exhibition held at the Musée du Louvre from October 9, 2009 to January 19, 2010.

July 2009 - March 2010: Turkish Cultural Season in France


Near eastern antiquities
ISBN French978-2-75720-301-9
French only