The Worldly Art: The Dutch Republic 1585-1718 (Perspectives) (Trade Version)

Westermann, Mariet

Published by Prentice Hall Art
ISBN 10: 0131833545 / ISBN 13: 9780131833548
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Synopsis: 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. 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.

Distinguished art historian Mariët Westermann examines the “worldly art” of this time in the context of the unique society that produced it, analyzing artists’ choices and demonstrating how their pictures tell particular stories about the Dutch Republic, its people, and its past. More than 100 color illustrations complement this engaging discussion of an extraordinary moment in the history of art.

Review: The paintings covered in this appealing book by Mariet Westermann were intended to not only please, but to serve as a kind of visual catalog of the period. Whether the subject was interior or exterior, the paintings provide an almost photographic record that bring to life the physical surroundings of the Dutch people of the 17th century. In doing so, they provide insight into their hearts and souls as well. And Westermann proves to be a capable guide through the era.

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Title: The Worldly Art: The Dutch Republic 1585-...
Publisher: Prentice Hall Art
Book Condition: Very Good

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Westermann, Mariet
Published by Prentice Hall (2003)
ISBN 10: 0131833545 ISBN 13: 9780131833548
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