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The art of describing : Dutch art in the seventeenth century

Author: Svetlana Alpers
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Constantijn Huygens and The New World -- "Ut pictura, ita visio": Kepler's model of the eye and the nature of picturing in the North -- "With a sincere hand and a faithful eye": The craft of representation -- The mapping impulse in Dutch art -- Looking at words: the representation of texts in Dutch art -- Epilogue: Vermeer and Rembrandt -- Appendix: On the emblematic interpretation of Dutch art.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Svetlana Alpers
ISBN: 0226015130 9780226015132
OCLC Number: 11565959
Notes: Originally published in 1983.
Description: xxvii, 273 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Constantijn Huygens and The New World --
"Ut pictura, ita visio": Kepler's model of the eye and the nature of picturing in the north --
"With a sincere hand and a faithful eye": the craft of representation --
The mapping impulse in Dutch art --
Looking at words: the representation of texts in Dutch art --
Epilogue: Vermeer and Rembrandt --
Appendix: On the emblematic interpretation of Dutch art.
Responsibility: Svetlana Alpers.

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Constantijn Huygens and The New World -- "Ut pictura, ita visio": Kepler's model of the eye and the nature of picturing in the North -- "With a sincere hand and a faithful eye": The craft of representation -- The mapping impulse in Dutch art -- Looking at words: the representation of texts in Dutch art -- Epilogue: Vermeer and Rembrandt -- Appendix: On the emblematic interpretation of Dutch art.

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