We compare this book to three others in our collection.
This very large 96 page book falls short in it's reproductions. All of the plates are blurred and lacking detail.
The colors are vulgar. Red replaces raspberry. Dull prussian blue replaces his layers of ultramarines. The yellow in 'The Guitar Player' is washed out to white. All the skin tones are pasty.
The 'Young lady with water pitcher' stands by an opaque window. Not the true translucent masterwindow Vermeer painted. The roomshadows are morbid and funeral-like. Not subdued and airy.
I cannot comment on the text because it matters not in an art book with such terrible reproductions.