Seventeenth-century Delft has traditionally been viewed as a quaint town whose artists painted scenes of domestic life. This important book revises that image, showing that the small but vibrant Dutch city produced fine examples of all the major arts -- including luxury goods and sophisticated paintings for the court at The Hague and for patrician ...Read MoreSeventeenth-century Delft has traditionally been viewed as a quaint town whose artists painted scenes of domestic life. This important book revises that image, showing that the small but vibrant Dutch city produced fine examples of all the major arts -- including luxury goods and sophisticated paintings for the court at The Hague and for patrician collectors in Delft itself. The book traces the history and culture of Delft from the 1200s through the lifetime of the city's most renowned painter, Johannes Vermeer. The authors discuss at length some ninety major paintings (seventeen by Vermeer), forty drawings, and a choice selection of decorative arts, all of which are reproduced in full color. Among the paintings are state portraits, history pictures, still lifes, views of palaces and church interiors, illusionistic murals, and refined genre pictures by Vermeer and Pieter de Hooch. The rich works on paper encompass exquisite drawings by Delft artists and sketches of the town by visiting artists. Included in the decorative arts are tapestries, bronze statuary, silver, Delftware, and glass. The volume concludes with an essay that takes the reader on a walk through seventeenth-century Delft. It is accompanied by maps of the city's neighborhoods that indicate major monuments and the homes of patrons, art dealers, and painters.Read Less
Very Good. Trade PB. 4to. Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2001. 626 pgs. Numerous color and black & white ilustrations. Wrappers in excellent shape, with no wear present. Binding tight and solid. Book is free of ownership marks. Text is clean and free of marks. Photos sent upon request. 390; 4to 11"-13" tall; 626 pages.
Very Good. 0870999745. Exhibition catalog. Color and black and white illustrations throughout. First paperback edition. Some fading along the fore edge of the front cover, else very good or better in oversize illustrated wraps.; 626 pages.
Very fine, in original partly split shrinkwrap. Black folio; xiii, 626 p, illus (some color); 32 cm. "Seventeenth-century Delft has often been viewed as a quaint town whose artists painted scenes of domestic life. This book revises that image, showing that the small but vibrant Dutch city produced a wide range of artworks, including luxurious tapestries and silver objects, as well as sophisticated paintings for the court at The Hague and for patrician collectors in Delft itself."--BOOK JACKET. || Contents: 1. Delft and the Delft School: An Introduction / Walter Liedtke--2. Delft and the Arts before 1600 / Walter Liedtke--3. Painting in Delft from about 1600 to 1650 / Walter Liedtke--4. Delft Painting "in Perspective": Carel Fabritius, Leonaert Bramer, and the Architectural and Townscape Painters from about 1650 Onward / Walter Liedtke--5. Genre Painting in Delft after 1650: De Hooch and Vermeer / Walter Liedtke--6. Drawing and Printmaking in Delft during the Seventeenth Century / Michiel C. Plomp--7. Society, Culture, and Collecting in Seventeenth-Century Delft / Marten Jan Bok--Catalogue. Paintings. Drawings and Prints. Decorative Arts. Along the City Walls: An Imaginary Walk through Seventeenth-Century Delft / Michiel C. Plomp--Plans of Seventeenth-Century Delft with Locations of Major Monuments and Addresses of Artists and Patrons / Kees Kaldenbach. || Art; Dutch.
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