- Paperback: 302 pages
- Publisher: University of Chicago Press; New edition edition (1 April 1984)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0226015130
- ISBN-13: 978-0226015132
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.3 x 25.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 794,927 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Art of Describing: Dutch Art in the Seventeenth Century Paperback – 1 Apr 1984
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Epilogue: Vermeer and Rembrandt, 222
Appendix: On the Emblematic Interpretation of Dutch Art, 229
I found this extremely hard going, I don't think the general reader will get much out of this.
One for art theorists I think.
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This is a truly important book. It belongs on the same shelf as Panofsky and Gombrich.