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Synopsis: Of painting's enduring genres, it may be the still life that offers the most brazen opportunities for virtuoso flourish, and that most closely approximates painting itself, as an art of arrangement of color, texture and light. Glistening dew drops on flower petals, contorted reflections of light on glass goblets and silver dishes, candied sweets heaped up in Chinese porcelain, the textures of fur, cloth, metal and bone--the rendering of such objects demands of an artist not only skill but an instinct for the thingness of things. Chardin, for example, was so gifted in this respect that certain admirers have been known to literally lick his paintings. However, skill, as always, is not the whole story: "One uses color but one paints with feelings," he once explained to a colleague hoping for tips on technique. For the viewer, the still life demands no extensive training in art theory, since its endless rewards are plain to the eye and mind--excepting the obvious symbolism that attends such items as skulls or fallen petals. This volume boasts a splendid selection of works by such masters of the genre as Jan Brueghel the Elder, Georg Flegel, Sebastian Stoskopff, Jan Davidsz de Heem, Abraham Mignon and Chardin, culled from first-class collections from the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, the Kunstmuseum Basel and the Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt.
Title: The Magic of Things: Still-Life Painting ...
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Publication Date: 2008
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2008 First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 2008. Large 4to. pp 366. Original publisher's orange boards, lettered in brown on spine and cover. Exhibition catalogue - copiously illustrated in colour and black and white throughout. This book is heavy, and delivery costs may be a consideration especially outside Britain. Contributors include: Gerhard Bott, Fred G. Meijer, Julie Berger Hochstrasser, Magdalena Kraemer-Noble, Sam Segal.ISBN: 3775722076 Fine in fine dust wrapper. Seller Inventory # C42562
Book Description Stadel Museum / Hatje Cantz, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2008. Hardcover. English edition. Orange boards, black wraps & color illus. dust jacket, 368 pp. with 246 color illustrations; weighs 5 lbs. Issued in conjunction with several 2008-2009 exhibitions of three centuries of still-life paintings. "With essays by Julie Berger Hochstrasser, Gerhard Bott, Ursula Harting, Stephan Kemperdick, Magdalena Kraemer-Noble, Heidrun Ludwig, Fred G. Meijer, Jochen Sander, and Sam Segal, this publication unites treasures of German, Dutch, Flemish, and French still-life painting from the superb holdings of the Stadel Museum in Frankfurt, the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, and the Kunstmuseum Basel. Some one hundred example of the period covering the sixteenth to the late eighteenth centuries display this genre's wide diversity -- from its preliminary and early forms and the matter-of-fact works of the era around 1600 to the seventeenth century with its 'sumptuous still lifes,' tantalizing culinary delights, and abundant floral bouquets, and finally to the eighteenth century, characterized by scenes rendered with scientific meticulousness or in a manner so painterly it already points ahead to the century that followed." (dj) Includes works by Willem van Aelst, Jan Brueghel (Elder and Younger) Willem Claesz, Hans Holbein the Younger, Jan van Kessel, Rachel Ruysch, Peter Soreau, Gottfried von Wedig, and many others. VG- (Slight bumps along edges of binding, slight edge wear to dj; otherwise clean.). Seller Inventory # 147159
Book Description Hatje Cantz, 2008. Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP97140453
Book Description Hatje Cantz, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. Dust jacket shows minor wear. Pages are clean, text and pictures are intact and unmarred. Seller Inventory # mon0001587880
Book Description Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz, 2008. Hardcover/Pappeinband. 366 S. : überw. Ill. , 31 cm Su minimal berieben - sehr gutes Exemplar SL02 9783775722070 *.* Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2380. Seller Inventory # 105236
Book Description Hatje Cantz 2008-07-01, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: good. 3775722076. Seller Inventory # 689840
Book Description Hatje Cantz, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P023775722076
Book Description Hatje Cantz, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P113775722076
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Book Description Hatje Cantz. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 3775722076 Like New Condition. Seller Inventory # LN7.1771168