A Worldly Art: The Dutch Republic, 1585-1718

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Yale University Press #ad - More than 100 color illustrations complement this engaging discussion of an extraordinary moment in the history of art. Now back in print, this classic book originally published in 1996 examines the country’s rich artistic culture in the seventeenth century, providing a full account of Dutch artists and patrons; artistic themes and techniques; and the political and social world in which artists worked.

A Worldly Art: The Dutch Republic, 1585-1718 #ad - Distinguished art historian mariët westermann examines the “worldly art” of this time in the context of the unique society that produced it, its people, analyzing artists’ choices and demonstrating how their pictures tell particular stories about the Dutch Republic, and its past. Yale University Press.

Newly independent in 1585, the increasingly prosperous and politically powerful Dutch Republic experienced a tremendous rise in the production of artwork that was unparalleled in quantity, variety, and beauty.

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Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City

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Vintage #ad - An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique, by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt's glorious portraits.

Vintage Books. Amsterdam was home not only to religious dissidents and radical thinkers but to the world's first great global corporation. Weaving in his own experiences of his adopted home, Shorto provides an ever-surprising, intellectually engaging story of Amsterdam. In this effortlessly erudite account, russell shorto traces the idiosyncratic evolution of Amsterdam, showing how such disparate elements as herring anatomy, naked Anabaptists parading through the streets, and an intimate gathering in a sixteenth-century wine-tasting room had a profound effect on Dutch-and world-history.

Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City #ad - . Amsterdam is the font of liberalism, in both its senses. But the deeper history of amsterdam, what makes it one of the most fascinating places on earth, is bound up in its unique geography-the constant battle of its citizens to keep the sea at bay and the democratic philosophy that this enduring struggle fostered.

Tolerance for free thinking and free love make it a place where, in the words of one of its mayors, "craziness is a value. But the city also fostered the deeper meaning of liberalism, one that profoundly influenced America: political and economic freedom.

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Dutch Painting, 1600-1800 The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series

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Yale University Press #ad - This book replaces the classic section on painting in Dutch Art and Architecture: 1600-1800, jointly written by Slive and Jakob Rosenberg in the 1960s. He discusses the kinds of painting that became dutch specialties―portraits, landscapes, Italianate pictures, seascapes, genre scenes, architectural painting, and still lifes―as well as traditional biblical and historical subjects painted by artists of the period.

Slive has completely rewritten and expanded the original text, taking into account his own and other recent scholarship on Dutch painting as well as new archival finds, technical analyses of paintings made by conservators and scientists, and significant pictures that have been discovered. He also examines patronage and trends of art theory, criticism, and collecting.

Dutch Painting, 1600-1800 The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series #ad - . The number of illustrations has doubled,  and the result is a book that will immediately establish itself as the new standard work on this great period of painting. This lavishly illustrated book is an authoritative and perceptive study of Dutch painting from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. Yale University Press.

Seymour slive focuses on the major artists of the period, Vermeer, Jacob van Ruisdael, analyzing works by Hals, Rembrandt, and others. Vintage Books.

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Rubens A&I Art and Ideas

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Phaidon Press #ad - Guaranteed packaging. A lively, original study of the work of Peter Paul Rubens. No quibbles returns. Mint Condition. Yale University Press. New. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Vintage Books.

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The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age

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Vintage #ad - Yale University Press. New. He tells of bloody uprisings and beached whales, of the cult of hygiene and the plague of tobacco, of thrifty housewives and profligate tulip-speculators. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. No quibbles returns. Guaranteed packaging. Vintage. Schama explores the mysterious contradictions of the Dutch nation that invented itself from the ground up, attained an unprecedented level of affluence, and lived in constant dread of being corrupted by happiness.

The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age #ad - Mint Condition. History on the grand scale. An ambitious portrait of one of the most remarkable episodes in modern history. New york times"wonderfully inclusive; with wit and intense curiosity he teases out meaning from every aspect of Dutch seventeenth-century life. Robert Hughes Vintage Books. Drawing on a vast array of period documents and sumptuously reproduced art, Schama re-creates in precise detail a nation's mental state.

He tells us how the Dutch celebrated themselves and how they were slandered by their enemies.

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Rembrandt A&I Art and Ideas

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Phaidon Press #ad - New. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Vintage Books. Phaidon Press. Guaranteed packaging. No quibbles returns. Vintage. From his precocious early work in his native leyden to his emotional late work and his immense artistic influence, Rembrandt's life is traced within the context of the Netherlands in the 17th century, the highly literate and cosmopolitan environment of Amsterdam and Rembrandt's wealthy and influential patrons.

Yale University Press. Mint Condition. A survey of the life and times of Rembrandt van Rijn, one of the most famous and well-loved artists.

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Vermeer: The Complete Works

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - Yale University Press. Harry n Abrams Inc. Reproductions of the Dutch realist's paintings are accompanied by biocritical introductions and commentaries Vintage Books. Phaidon Press. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. New. Guaranteed packaging. No quibbles returns. Mint Condition. Vintage.

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The Art of Describing: Dutch Art in the Seventeenth Century

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Yale University Press. Gombrich, new york Review of Books Vintage Books. New. Professor Alpers puts forward a vividly argued thesis. The art historian after erwin panofsky and ernst Gombrich is not only participating in an activity of great intellectual excitement; he is raising and exploring issues which lie very much at the centre of psychology, of the sciences and of history itself.

The Art of Describing: Dutch Art in the Seventeenth Century #ad - Mint Condition. Harry n Abrams Inc. Vintage. Alberti, vasari and the many other theoreticians of the Italian Renaissance teach us to 'read' a painting, and to read it in depth so as to elicit and construe its several levels of signification. She herself has the verve, the knowledge, and the sensitivity to make us see familiar sights in a new light.

E. H. There is, she says, a truly fundamental dichotomy between the art of the Italian Renaissance and that of the Dutch masters. Guaranteed packaging. No quibbles returns. The world of dutch art, by the contrast, arises from and enacts a truly 'visual culture.

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The Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century: The Golden Age

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Vintage. Maarten prak charts the political, social, economic and cultural history of the Golden Age through chapters that range from the introduction of the tulip to the experience of immigrants and Jews in Dutch society, the paintings of Vermeer and Rembrandt, and the ideas of Spinoza. Used book in Good Condition.

New. Guaranteed packaging. Harry n Abrams Inc. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Phaidon Press. No quibbles returns. Mint Condition. He sets the dutch experience within a european context and examines the extent to which the Golden Age was a product of its own past or the harbinger of the more modern, industrialized and enlightened society of the future.

The Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century: The Golden Age #ad - Yale University Press. This accessible study will prove invaluable reading to anyone interested in Dutch history. Vintage Books.

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Why The Dutch Are Different: A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands

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Nicholas Brealey #ad - A scotsman travel book of the year* stranded at schiphol airport, Ben Coates called up a friendly Dutch girl he'd met some months earlier. Guaranteed packaging. Harry n Abrams Inc. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. And loved it. It is a self-made country, the dutch national character shaped by the ongoing battle to keep the water out from the love of dairy and beer to the attitude to nature and the famous tolerance.

Vintage Books. Used book in Good Condition. He stayed for dinner. He learns why amsterdam's brothels are going out of business, who really killed Anne Frank, and how the Dutch manage to be richer than almost everyone else despite working far less. Vintage. Along the way he reveals why they are the world's tallest people and have the best carnival outside Brazil.

Why The Dutch Are Different: A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands #ad - . No quibbles returns. Mint Condition. Actually, he stayed for good. He also discovers a country which is changing fast, with the Dutch now questioning many of the liberal policies which made their nation famous. A personal portrait of a fascinating people, a sideways history and an entertaining travelogue, Why the Dutch are Different is the story of an Englishman who went Dutch.

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Art and Commerce in the Dutch Golden Age

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Yale University Press #ad - Through a close analysis of the private collection of Rembrandt's money lender, Harman Becker, North reveals the function served by works of art in Dutch households. He compares the prices of different artistic genres and studies patterns of picture ownership. Vintage Books. North looks at the practical aspects of this Golden Age―the banking system, demographic changes, and what made such industries as textiles and shipbuilding so successful.

Used book in Good Condition. In this book michael north examines the dutch golden age, religious tolerance, when Dutch society boasted Europe's greatest number of cities and highest literacy rate, unusually large numbers of publicly and privately owned art works, and a highly structured and wide-ranging social network.

Art and Commerce in the Dutch Golden Age #ad - Phaidon Press. Vintage. In this period commercialization not only had far-reaching effects on the economic life of the Netherlands, it also affected art, as market forces proved more powerful than patronage for the first time in Europe. With fascinating information about many artists, auctions, and Pieter de Hooch, North considers painting as a profession, Frans Hals, including Vermeer, the exhibitions and sales of art works including the Dutch lottery system, and the prices that were paid for art.

Yale University Press. During the seventeenth century, the netherlands―a small country with just two million inhabitants and virtually no natural resources―enjoyed a "Golden Age" of economic success, world power, and tremendous artistic output. Harry n Abrams Inc.

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