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    DescriptionThis title is a Taschen 25 - Special edition! This title deals with Vermeer's women, their duties and unspoken dreams. The 35 paintings that have come down to us from the hand of Jan Vermeer (1632-1675) place him beside Rembrandt and Frans Hals as one of the great masters of the golden age of Dutch art. Little is known of Vermeer's early life and training, though we can be certain that he never knew great success or acclaim during his lifetime, and after his death - reputedly in part because of the stress of his debts - his work was almost completely forgotten for the best part of two centuries. And yet today he is acknowledged as an exquisitely talented and highly original artist. Most of his pictures (all of which are reproduced in this book) show middle-class women about their daily business. Vermeer records the tasks and duties of these women, the imperatives of virtue under which their lives were lived, while also evoking their dreams and their contrasting inner worlds. Every book in Taschen's "Basic Art Series" features: a detailed chronological summary of the artist's life and work, covering the cultural and historical importance of the artist; approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions; and, a concise biography.

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    The Complete Paintings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Norbert Schneider
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 248 mm
    Height: 306 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 939 g
    ISBN 13: 9783836513777
    ISBN 10: 3836513773

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    BIC subject category V2: AFC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/17CNTY
    DC22: 759.9492
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    BISAC V2.8: ART015090
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: N1
    BISAC V2.8: ART015030
    BIC subject category V2: ACQ
    BISAC V2.8: ART016030, ART015080
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA, AFC
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3ML, 3MG
    Edition statement
    Taschen 25 - Special ed
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, frontispiece
    Taschen GmbH
    Imprint name
    Taschen GmbH
    Publication date
    20 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Norbert Schneider (b. 1945) is Professor of Art History at the University of Karlsruhe. His research focuses on art history of the Middle Ages and early modern times (and the history of genres of painting) the methodology of art studies, and the history of philosophy. His numerous books include TASCHEN's The Art of the Portrait: Masterpieces of European Portrait Painting, 1420-1670 and Jan Vermeer: The Complete Paintings.