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Hans Holbein Paperback – January 18, 1999
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"Hans Holbein is a stimulating book with many new insights and suggestions."--Willibald Sauerländer, The New York Review
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Anyway, I really like this book! I have many books about Hans Holbein the Younger because I'm a student of Tudor history and also of needlework and the history of needlework. Holbein is the best source of detail of the embroidery and oriental carpets so captivating to the Tudors, particularly during Henry VIII's and Elizabeth I's reigns. In fact, he's so detailed in showing the requisite blackwork (sometimes incorrectly referred to as Spanish work as if solely imported by Catherine of Aragon) that appeared on the fanciest of sleeves, cuffs and bodices in many of his paintings that the the stitch is nicknamed for him: the Holbein stitch which is also known as double running stitch.
This is a fine book, regardless the grade our poor Ryan got on his paper. In fact, of my many books on Holbein, this is one of the more scholarly being produced by Princeton and prolific authors, Oskar Bätschmann and Pascal Griener, being professors of art at universities in Switzerland. On the other hand, just in January of this year, this book has been expanded and revised by the authors:
Hans Holbein: Revised and Expanded Second Edition
Bolstered to 352 pages from 256 and with many more of the paintings in color, you should hold out for that book, I guess. I know I'll be ordering it.
All in all, this is a worthy book, especially since it can be had for less than $6 plus shipping. The insights of these authors are fresh and put a bit of a different spin on some of the usual conclusions about this painter.