Amidst the book's 784 pages, you'll find images archiving the four main painting collections at the Louvre—the Italian School, the Spanish School, the French School, and the Northern School. There are also discussions and short essays that offer insight into the meaning and history of four hundred works of art. The paintings are organized chronologically by the artist's date of birth, making it interesting to browse through the book and see first-hand how the art of painting has evolved. Also included with the book is a DVD-ROM that allows you to search for art in different areas of the Louvre, making for a virtual tour experience that is the next best thing to being there. Of course, the best thing would be to actually go to the Louvre, but that takes time, money, and planning. The Louvre: All the Paintings will tide you over in the meantime and help you get the most out of your visit whenever you are able to go see this most stunning art collection in person!