The mystery underlying Vermeer's use of light and perspective has led to an almost cult-like appreciation of his work. This title profiles his life and works within the context of contemporary artists of the period, and examines his social and domestic environment and how they shaped his work.
- Hardback | 352 pages
- 266.7 x 312.42 x 30.48mm | 2,109.19g
- 08 Nov 2007
- Overlook Press
- New York, United States
- f/c illustrations throughout
About Gilles Aillaud
Gilles Aillaud (1928-2005) was a famed French painter, theatre decorator, and playwright. Albert Blankert is an esteemed scholar of the art of Vermeer and 17th century Dutch painting, a curator, and the author of Rembrandt: A Genius and His Impact. John Michael Montias (1928-2005) was an economics professor at Yale and one of the foremost scholars on Vermeer's life and works.