Vermeer - The Rijksmuseum's major exhibition catalogue (Hardback)
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Vermeer - The Rijksmuseum's major exhibition catalogue (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages
Published: 02/03/2023
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Waterstones Says

Boasting contributions from world-leading Vermeer scholars and printed on specially commissioned matte paper, this breathtakingly beautiful volume offers the perfect window into the Dutch master's famously intimate painting.

Vermeer's intensely quiet and enigmatic paintings invite the viewer into a private world, often prompting more questions than answers. Who is being portrayed? Are his subjects real or imagined? And how did he create such an unrivalled sense of intimacy?

Bringing together diverse strands of the Dutch master's professional and private worlds, this is the first major authoritative study of Vermeer's life and work for many years, throwing light on all thirty-seven of his paintings.

The book was designed by Irma Boom, the 'Queen of Books', and printed on an uncoated 'Munken Print White' paper, specially commissioned to ensure the veracity of colours.

Irma Boom says: 'the matte paper brings you closer to Vermeer; there is no gloss or glare in between, just like with the real works.' With a wide selection of contextual illustrations, commentaries and up-to-date research by distinguished international Vermeer scholars, this is the definitive volume on the most admired of all seventeenth-century Dutch masters.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500026724
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 1380 g
Dimensions: 265 x 215 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Proust was once so excited to see a Vermeer show that he collapsed … I got chest pains merely leafing through the catalogue' - Jonathan Jones, Guardian

'Invest in the fat catalogue, stuffed with scholarly discoveries and photographic closeups, and you will learn about everything from Vermeer’s optical mastery to his moral symbolism' - Rachel Campbell-Johnston, The Times

'Excellent' - Artists & Illustrators

'A gorgeous thing. Nothing matches seeing a painting in the flesh, but this comes mightily close' - Herald Scotland

'Immerses the reader in the immensely rich pictorial world of the master painter from Delft .. extraordinary close-up detail' - Art Mag

'A book to treasure' - The Prisma

'Comprehensive... Vermeer scholars...give insight into his life and influences while analyzing the paintings and their compositions in great detail... A feast for the yes as well as the mind... Worthy of any art history collection' - Library Journal

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