Celebrates one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age with luxurious, large-format images
Johannes Vermeer (1632-75) is one of the most beloved artists of the Dutch Golden Age. Vermeer's tranquil and meticulously painted interiors, of such subjects as women writing or reading love letters, and men and women drinking together or playing musical instruments, are acutely observed and have an enduring appeal. This sumptuously produced volume features full-colour reproductions of all 36 surviving works by the artist, along with numerous details that reveal the exquisite complexity of his paintings.
An updated essay for the 1958 edition by Ludwig Goldscheider, co-founder of Phaidon Press, is accompanied by a new preface from Dutch painting specialist Wayne Franits, putting Vermeer into a contemporary context. Elegant design, fine papers and tipped-on image plates make this a true collector's edition.
The Phaidon Classics series revives a much beloved group of artist monographs from the Phaidon archive, breathing new life into the timeless work of art history's finest scholars in beautifully updated editions.Building on the authority of the classic texts, each volume features a newly commissioned essay by a leading contemporary scholar that examines and summarizes the influence of the original scholarship and the critical discourse that has developed since its original publication. Complemented by a new, contemporary design and luxurious full colour images, with hand-worked tip-ins throughout, each elegantly crafted Phaidon Classic enhances the features of the original volumes with all the benefits of 21st-century production advances, continuing the legacy of fine craftsmanship and design for which Phaidon is world-renowned.