Free eBook Vermeer download

by Lawrence Gowing

Free eBook Vermeer download ISBN: 0520212762
Author: Lawrence Gowing
Publisher: University of California Press; Reprint edition (December 5, 1997)
Language: English
Pages: 240
Category: Art and workmanship
Subcategory: History and Criticism
Size MP3: 1725 mb
Size FLAC: 1242 mb
Rating: 4.1
Format: doc txt lit lrf


FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Lawrence Gowing's classic study has long been treasured for the painterly sensibilities he brought to this greatly loved body of work.

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Sir Lawrence Gowing offers a highly personal tribute to Vermeer - Vermeer's images are explored for fresh clues to his artistic personality, and his technical mastery is examined.

VERMEER by. LAWRENCE GOWING. University of California Press. RELEVANT LITERATURE PUBLISHED SINCE Albert Blankert, with contributions by Vermeer. Berkeley and Los Angeles, California.

Lawrence Gowing's classic study has long been treasured for the painterly sensibilities he brought to this greatly loved body of work. Chronologically catalogs and illustrates the complete paintings of Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, including a summary of the artist's life and works.

Woman Reading a Letter (Dutch: Brieflezende vrouw) is a painting by the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, produced in around 1663. It has been part of the collection of the City of Amsterdam since the Van der Hoop bequest in 1854, and in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam since it opened in 1885, the first Vermeer it acquired. The central element of the painting is a woman in blue standing in front of a window (not depicted) reading a letter.

Lawrence Weschler is not simply a superb reporter, essayist, and cultural observer; he is also an uncanny collector .

Lawrence Weschler is not simply a superb reporter, essayist, and cultural observer; he is also an uncanny collector and connector of wonders. In Vermeer in Bosnia, whether he is reporting on the aftermath of the Yugoslav wars (and noticing, for example, how centuries earlier Vermeer had had to invent the peace and serenity we so prize in his work today from a youth during which all of Europe had been as ravaged as Bosnia) or dissecting the special quality of light in his beloved hometown.

Gowing, Lawrence; Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Lawrence Alma-Tadema is all about the incredibly realistic marbles, skin tones and fabrics. Artistically, I'm a fan of precision & virtuosity - best represented by painters Johannes Vermeer & Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Both had incredible technique and understanding of the interaction between lights and objects. In fact Vermeer was so precise that many thought he was using a "camera obscura" - an early pin-hole camera - to get such results.

Lawrence Gowing's classic study has long been treasured for the painterly sensibilities he brought to this greatly loved body of work. Finally the text is available again, with a new foreword and fresh reproductions of Vermeer's paintings.
User reviews
Samardenob
Not an easy read if you are as ignorant of the language of art criticism as I am, but well worth sticking with for the quality of Gowing's observations of particular paintings and for the generally plausible discussion that he derives therefrom about Vermeer's psychological make-up and about the ways in which he appropriates and recasts the genre work of the Dutch artists of his time. At the heart of the book is an implicit thesis about style and character that might seem a bit of stretch -- and might be in fact a bit of a stretch -- but is underpinned by the quality of attention to detail that Gowing brings to the work itself. It's a book I feel I need to read again to come more fully to terms with, but that seems worth doing. Two complaints -- I would like more color plates, And I got irritated by Gowing's identifying paintings by the city in which they're exhibited (Dublin, New York, Amsterdam, etc.) instead of by name. Gowing is a painter himself, but he writes carefully and well, even if one feels that he's writing for people who know as much as he does. The regular art-tourist who wants to take a selfie with the "View of Delft" will find this hard going.
Fearlesshunter
Vermeer has always been one of my favorite painters
and this book is the most beautifully written analysis you could find on studies of Vermeer

this is not a book of facts
so if u r trying to find how Vermeer used his paint; what was his specific technique on a painting of his; or what exactly was his story (his family;religion;education etc.) this is not the book for u

but if u r just like me...who love and appreciate the beauty of Vermeer's work and who has no specific purpose on interpreting his intentions...who wholeheartedly love art and could therefore put aside those academic historical datas analysis.....and who is more concerned aesthetically about his work his style...this is the most beautifully written one for u:)
it's like poetry
godlike
Provides interesting insights into visual experience/interpretation of Vermeer
Kieel
I had to buy this book for an art history class I am in and it possible the worst thing I have ever read (for reference, I am an art history major and therefore have encounter many dry and boring art history books, so I'm qualified to make the assertion that this books is quite horrendous). Also, like someone else mentioned, it has barely any images and it refers to the paintings by their location (i.e. "The Dublin painting") not their actual titles, which would have made it a lot easier because most normal people haven't memorized the museum locations of all of Vermeer's works. Another thing mentioned in another review is the author's repetitive wordiness which I have to agree with. If you want a good book on Vermeer with all color images that is actually well written, I recommend Schnieder's complete works of Vermeer. I actually enjoyed reading that one. The author, Gowing, also is just terrible at explaining Vermeer's life and isn't even that accurate and the whole thing seems to be a test of how many times Gowing can use big words to sound smart. Overall, DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK
Kelenn
The author rambles on endlessly in what appears to be an attempt to impress the reader with complicated and cryptic prose. It is the worst art book I've ever purchased. Save your money!
Xcorn
While only 35 paintings can be ascribed to Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), he is considered one of the most important painters in history. Vermeer captured the subtle depth of his subjects while in private contemplations, and recorded the delicacy of light and richness of color in a way that has probably never been surprised.

This luscious volume, with over 80 illustrations-including 54 full-color plates-presents Vermeer's complete illustrious works. From his much-loved Girl With A Pearl Earring to his cityscape The View of Delft (which Marcel Proust lauded as `the most beautiful painting the world'), you'll find them all here and be astounded by Vermeer's innovative technique and mastery of perspective and composition. As a supplement to Vermeer's magnificent works, art historian Dr. Erik Larsen provides an authoritative study of the artist's life and art, and the much-discussed debate surrounding the attribution of his paintings.

Vermeer, one of the first four titles in the Master Artists Library series, is the first series to include magnificent color reproductions of every painting by the featured artist. Written by some of the world's most important art historians, each volume includes a detailed analysis of the artist's paintings, along with an extensive biography. The first four books-Vermeer, Bosch, Masaccio, and Dûrer-are must-have additions to the bookshelves of all art love
Voodoolkree
Perhaps I would not have been so disappointed had the other reviewer not produced such a glowing description of color plates and lucious images, but I just bought it new from amazon, and the book has 8 (count them, 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8) color plates- all of the rest are black and white. It looks like it will be interesting reading, and there are some lovely details in black and white, but this is an art book- on Vermeer, no less! There should be more color, certainly.