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The Resource Vermeer and the invention of seeing, Bryan Jay Wolf

Vermeer and the invention of seeing, Bryan Jay Wolf

Label
Vermeer and the invention of seeing
Title
Vermeer and the invention of seeing
Statement of responsibility
Bryan Jay Wolf
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book begins with a single premise: that Vermeer painted images not only of extraordinary beauty, but of extraordinary strangeness. To understand that strangeness, Bryan Jay Wolf turns to ways of seeing that first developed in the seventeenth century. In a series of provocative readings, Wolf presents Vermeer in bracing new ways, arguing for the painter's immersion in - rather than withdrawal from - the intellectual concerns of his day." "The result is a Vermeer we have not seen before: a painter whose serene spaces and calm subjects incorporate within themselves, however obliquely, the world's troubles. Vermeer abandons what his predecessors had labored so carefully to achieve: legible spaces, a world of moral clarity defined by the pressure of a hand against a table or the scatter of light across a bare wall. Instead Vermeer complicated Dutch domestic art and invented what has puzzled and captivated his admirers ever since: the odd daubs of white pigment, dancing across the plane of the canvas; patches of blurred surface, contradicting the painting's illusionism without explanation; and the querulous silence that endows his women with secrets they dare not reveal." "This illustrated book situates Vermeer in relation to predecessors and contemporaries, and it demonstrates how powerfully he wrestled with questions of gender, class, and representation. By rethinking Vermeer's achievement in relation to the early modern world that gave him birth, Wolf takes northern Renaissance and early modern studies in new directions."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolf, Bryan Jay
Dewey number
759.9492
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND653.V5
LC item number
W65 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vermeer, Johannes
  • Genre painting, Dutch
Label
Vermeer and the invention of seeing, Bryan Jay Wolf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44039335
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780226905044
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
00009432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Vermeer and the invention of seeing, Bryan Jay Wolf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44039335
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780226905044
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
00009432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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