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German and Netherlandish Paintings, 1450-1600: The Collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Hardcover – February 10, 2006

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"All of the entries are also accompanied by brilliant color photographs, as well as many accompanying illustrations of related works. . . . the meticulously researched and well-written entries will undoubtedly serve as the starting point for any future work on these paintings."―Sixteenth Century Journal

"Highly recommended."―Choice

About the Author

Burton L. Dunbar is pofessor of art history at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The other contributors include Molly Faries, Roger Ward, Anne W. Lowenthal, Peter Klein, and Dena M. Woodall.

Peter Klein is the founder of the growth-management consultancy PK Associates.

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Product Details

  • Series: Collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Nelson Gallery Foundation (February 10, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0942614348
  • ISBN-13: 978-0942614343
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 1.3 x 12.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,912,130 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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What this book is: Dr. Dunbar was chosen by the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art to create this work because he is a wonderful scholar and writer. This book gives an in-depth formal and visual analysis of the Germanic and Netherlandish paintings at the Nelson, including color and black and white images; the b & w's are not unnecessary, but rather show the details in the work including brush strokes and underpainting. Many of the black and whites are shown next to their radiograph counterparts to illustrate the text beautifully.

There is significant information on the artists themselves, which rounds out the analysis' nicely. For art historians, students and scholars this is a must have resource for these paintings. The size is about 8 x 12" which is a nice size for handling but not ridiculously huge. The images are catalog quality, and the detail blow ups make it easy to view the things the he is highlighting.

What this book is not: This is not a coffee table book. This is a scholarly book that is actually palatable for non-scholars, easy to read and well researched. If you are looking for a "picture book", this is not what you should buy. Go to the Barnes and Noble and check out their coffee table book sections to find big pictures and little text, this is not that kind of book.
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I wanted this book to get a visual peek into the artwork of this time and region. for costumning purposes. It is clearly marekted as a coffetable book ..But, alas, only a handful of picture, not terribly good not terribly big and often unnecessarily balck and white. So for me it was a TOTAL waste of money and time...I am still considering returning it
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