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4.0 out of 5 stars A classic, 25 April 2010
This review is from: The Art of Describing: Dutch Art in the Seventeenth Century (Paperback)
This book has become a classic reader on the topic. It is thorough and illuminating, going beyond the pure iconography to place Dutch art into a wider cultural environment and exploring the visual culture of Holland in the seventeenth-century.

Preface, xv
Introduction, xvii
1. Constantijn Huygens and The New World, 1
2. "Ut pictura, ita visio": Kepler's Model of the Eye and the nature of picturing in the north, 26
3. "With a sincere hand and a faithful eye": The Craft of Representation, 72
4. The Mapping Impulse in Dutch Art, 119
5. Looking at Words: The Representation of Texts in Dutch Art, 169
Epilogue: Vermeer and Rembrandt, 222
Appendix: On the Emblematic Interpretation of Dutch Art, 229
Notes, 235
Index, 269
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