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Vermeer Paperback – December 5, 1997
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This luscious volume, with over 80 illustrations-including 54 full-color plates-presents Vermeer's complete illustrious works. From his much-loved Girl With A Pearl Earring to his cityscape The View of Delft (which Marcel Proust lauded as `the most beautiful painting the world'), you'll find them all here and be astounded by Vermeer's innovative technique and mastery of perspective and composition. As a supplement to Vermeer's magnificent works, art historian Dr. Erik Larsen provides an authoritative study of the artist's life and art, and the much-discussed debate surrounding the attribution of his paintings.
Vermeer, one of the first four titles in the Master Artists Library series, is the first series to include magnificent color reproductions of every painting by the featured artist. Written by some of the world's most important art historians, each volume includes a detailed analysis of the artist's paintings, along with an extensive biography. The first four books-Vermeer, Bosch, Masaccio, and Dûrer-are must-have additions to the bookshelves of all art love
and this book is the most beautifully written analysis you could find on studies of Vermeer
this is not a book of facts
so if u r trying to find how Vermeer used his paint; what was his specific technique on a painting of his; or what exactly was his story (his family;religion;education etc.) this is not the book for u
but if u r just like me...who love and appreciate the beauty of Vermeer's work and who has no specific purpose on interpreting his intentions...who wholeheartedly love art and could therefore put aside those academic historical datas analysis.....and who is more concerned aesthetically about his work his style...this is the most beautifully written one for u:)
it's like poetry
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Provides interesting insights into visual experience/interpretation of VermeerPublished 7 months ago by candace m. wray
I had to buy this book for an art history class I am in and it possible the worst thing I have ever read (for reference, I am an art history major and therefore have encounter many... Read morePublished on April 14, 2014 by Sally Soltys