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4.6 out of 5 stars

on 29 January 2016
This is the book that accompnied the 2006-2007 exhibition of Velazquez work at the National Gallery. As an admirer of Velazquez I have been very fortunate in being able to have seen much of his work and the places where he painted. With texts written by some of the worlds leading experts and beautifully illustrated with both full coloured plates of not only his major works but with colour photographs of some of the important details within the paintings. Up to the usual Nat. Gallery standards even as a paperback it would grace most bookshelves.
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on 25 May 2018
A really nice book, good large colour illustrations, good value, arrived promptly and in good condition.
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on 22 September 2017
This is a small book and the detail is
not great. But what is there is ok
so 3 stars.
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on 8 June 2017
Fantastic book and value for money, and also a wonderful service.
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on 2 May 2018
Great book
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on 24 May 2017
Great book and pics
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on 12 April 2013
What a great book, it has all I wanted to know and see about Valazques, this book is well worth the price, once I pick it up I cant put it down, real quality print. Thank you for a great book.
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on 29 April 2008
Personally I found the exhibition quite electrifying. Some of the canvases, particularly the religious ones, sent a real chill up my spine. The book contains very informative and accessible scholarly essays on subjects ranging from Velazquez's life to the more specialized and local topic of the history of British acquisition of his works. As a catalogue it is not only very full - each work has a detailed provenance and commentary which manages to balance description with pondering, all the paintings are reproduced nice and large. As far as my limited experience is concerned, this defies convention! So forget the postcards and get this if you liked as many of the paintings you saw as I do.
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