Vermeer s Hat

Written By Timothy Brook
Vermeer s Hat
  • Publsiher : Profile Books
  • Release : 09 July 2010
  • ISBN : 1847652549
  • Pages : 294 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 10 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Vermeer s Hat written by Timothy Brook which was release on 09 July 2010, this book published by Profile Books. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: In one painting, a Dutch military officer leans toward a laughing girl. In another, a woman at a window weighs pieces of silver. In a third, fruit spills from a porcelain bowl onto a Turkish carpet. The officer's dashing hat is made of beaver fur, which European explorers got from Native Americans in exchange for weapons. Beaver pelts, in turn, financed the voyages of sailors seeking new routes to China. There - with silver mined in Peru - Europeans would purchase, by the thousands, the porcelain so often shown in Dutch paintings of this time. Vermeer's haunting images hint at the stories behind these exquisitely rendered moments. As Timothy Brook shows us in Vermeer's Hat, these pictures, which seem so intimate, actually open doors onto a rapidly expanding world.

Vermeer s Hat

Vermeer s Hat
  • Author : Timothy Brook
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2010-07-09
  • Total pages : 294
  • ISBN : 1847652549
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Summary : In one painting, a Dutch military officer leans toward a laughing girl. In another, a woman at a window weighs pieces of silver. In a third, fruit spills from a porcelain bowl onto a Turkish carpet. The officer's dashing hat is made of beaver fur, which European explorers got from ...

Vermeer s Hat

Vermeer s Hat
  • Author : Timothy Brook
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1847652549
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Summary : In the hands of award-winning historian Brook, Vermeer's dazzling paintings become windows that reveal how daily life and thought--from Delft to Beijing--were transformed in the 17th century, when the world first became global....

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  • Author : Benjamin Binstock
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-03-07
  • Total pages : 428
  • ISBN : 1847652549
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Summary : Johannes Vermeer, one of the greatest Dutch painters and for some the single greatest painter of all, produced a remarkably small corpus of work. In Vermeer's Family Secrets, Benjamin Binstock revolutionizes how we think about Vermeer's work and life. Vermeer, The Sphinx of Delft, is famously a mystery in art: ...

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  • Author : Jane Jelley
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-14
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1847652549
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Summary : Johannes Vermeer's luminous paintings are loved and admired around the world, yet we do not understand how they were made. We see sunlit spaces; the glimmer of satin, silver, and linen; we see the softness of a hand on a lute string or letter. We recognise the distilled impression of ...

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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-08-07
  • Total pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1847652549
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  • Author : Dominic Sachsenmaier
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-29
  • Total pages : 268
  • ISBN : 1847652549
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Summary : Born into a low-level literati family in the port city of Ningbo, the seventeenth-century Chinese Christian convert Zhu Zongyuan likely never left his home province. Yet Zhu nonetheless led a remarkably globally connected life. His relations with the outside world, ranging from scholarly activities to involvement with globalizing Catholicism, put ...

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  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-06-12
  • Total pages : 365
  • ISBN : 1847652549
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Summary : 'Spain, China and Japan in Manila, 1571–1644' offers a new perspective on the connected histories of Spain, China, and Japan as they emerged and developed following Manila’s foundation as the capital of the Spanish Philippines in 1571. Examining a wealth of multilingual primary sources, Birgit Tremml-Werner shows that crosscultural encounters ...

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-10-14
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1847652549
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Summary : Focused on the relation between processes of globalization and literary genres, this volume intervenes in the prevalent notions of globalization, literary history, genre, and the novel. Using both close reading and world history, both literary criticism and political theory, the book is a timely intervention in the debates about world, ...

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  • Author : Kazuo Ueno
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-10-25
  • Total pages : 89
  • ISBN : 1847652549
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Summary : How 17th Century Dutch Painter Johannes Vermeer's idea was ifluenced from Christian Huygens? Perhaps in the sense of subconsciousness and eventually how it was realized by the method so called "Mitate" (look alike) in his painting as Heaven & Earth correspondence. His painting represents "Universe" itself....

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  • Author : Wilson Richard Wilson
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1847652549
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Summary : In Worldly Shakespeare Richard Wilson proposes that the universalism proclaimed in the name of Shakespeare's playhouse was tempered by his own worldliness, the performative idea that runs through his plays, that if 'All the world's a stage', then 'all the men and women in it' are 'merely players'. Situating this ...

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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-03-19
  • Total pages : 270
  • ISBN : 1847652549
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Summary : This groundbreaking book presents the first full history of the Manila galleons, which marked the true beginning of a global economy. Arturo Giraldez, the world’s leading scholar of the galleons, traces the rise of the maritime route, which began with the founding of the city of Manila in 1571 and ...

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  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2014-04-28
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1847652549
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Summary : New Netherland Connections: Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America...

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  • Author : Tonio Andrade
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-23
  • Total pages : 431
  • ISBN : 1847652549
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Summary : During the seventeenth century, Holland created the world's most dynamic colonial empire, outcompeting the British and capturing Spanish and Portuguese colonies. Yet, in the Sino-Dutch War--Europe's first war with China--the Dutch met their match in a colorful Chinese warlord named Koxinga. Part samurai, part pirate, he led his generals to ...

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  • Author : John Michael Montias
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1847652549
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Summary : This book is not only a fascinating biography of one of the greatest painters of the seventeenth century but also a social history of the colorful extended family to which he belonged and of the town life of the period. It explores a series of distinct worlds: Delft's Small-Cattle Market, ...

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  • Author : Lawrence R. Spencer
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 205
  • ISBN : 1847652549
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Summary : Download or read online Vermeer Portraits of A Lifetime written by Lawrence R. Spencer, published by Lulu.com which was released on 2009. Get Vermeer Portraits of A Lifetime Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....