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  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 22 October 2013
  • ISBN : 9780143191001
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 10 voters

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In one painting, a military officer in a Dutch sitting room flirts with a laughing girl. In another, a woman at a window weighs pieces of silver. Vermeer’s paintings haunt us with their beauty and mystery—what stories lay behind these stunningly rendered moments? As Timothy Brook shows us, these pictures, which seem so intimate, actually offer a remarkable view of a rapidly expanding world. The dashing officer’s hat is of beaver fur from Canada, while the pieces of silver, mined in Peru, might be used to purchase the Chinese porcelain seen in other Vermeer paintings. Moving outward from Vermeer’s studio, Brook traces the web of trade that was spreading across the globe in the seventeenth century. The wharves of Holland, wrote a French visitor, were “an inventory of the possible.” Vermeer’s Hat shows just how rich this inventory was, and how the urge to acquire such things was refashioning the world more powerfully than we have yet understood.

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Vermeers Hat

Vermeers Hat
  • Author : Timothy Brook
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • ISBN : 9780143191001
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In one painting, a military officer in a Dutch sitting room flirts with a laughing girl. In another, a woman at a window weighs pieces of silver. Vermeer’s paintings haunt us with their beauty and mystery—what stories lay behind these stunningly rendered moments? As Timothy Brook shows us, these pictures, which seem so intimate, actually offer a remarkable view of a rapidly expanding world. The dashing officer’s hat is of beaver fur from Canada, while the pieces

Vermeer's Hat

Vermeer's Hat
  • Author : Professor of History and Republic of China Chair Timothy Brook,Timothy Brook
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : UVA:X030281486
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Discusses how the moments captured in the paintings of Johannes Vermeer portray the increasing globalization of the seventeenth century, identifying significant objects and explaining how they document economical, industrial, and societal changes around t

Great State

Great State
  • Author : Timothy Brook
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2019-09-19
  • ISBN : 9781782833475
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China is one of the oldest states in the world. It achieved its approximate current borders with the Ascendancy of the Yuan dynasty in the 13th century, and despite the passing of one Imperial dynasty to the next, it has maintained them for the eight centuries since. Even the European colonial powers at the height of their power could not move past coastal enclaves. Thus, China remained China through the Ming, the Qing, the Republic, the Occupation, and Communism. But,

Vermeer's Hat

Vermeer's Hat
  • Author : Timothy Brook
  • Publisher : Profile Books(GB)
  • Release Date : 2009
  • ISBN : 1846681200
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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

Vermeer's Camera

Vermeer's Camera
  • Author : Philip Steadman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2002
  • ISBN : 0192803026
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Explores the possibility that Vermeer used the camera obscura to achieve the photographic qualities of his paintings and provides a history of the camera obscura, how it is used, and the composition of Vermeer's paintings.

Vermeer's Family Secrets

Vermeer's Family Secrets
  • Author : Benjamin Binstock
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-03-07
  • ISBN : 9781136087066
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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: despite the common claim that little is known of his biography, there is actually an abundance of fascinating information about Vermeer’s life that Binstock brings to bear on Vermeer’

The Man Who Made Vermeers

The Man Who Made Vermeers
  • Author : Jonathan Lopez
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780547247847
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Looks at the life of Dutch painter Hans Van Meegeren, who emerges as an ingenious, dyed-in-the-wool crook who plied the forger's trade far longer than he ever admitted in a detailed story of deceit in the art world.

Quelling the People

Quelling the People
  • Author : Timothy Brook
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • ISBN : 0804736383
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