Library Journal - Library JournalThe Metropolitan Museum of Art has brought together all of its Netherlandish painting from 1425 to 1550, usually dispersed among several sites, for a special exhibition. This well-produced volume serves as a catalog for that exhibition and also as a record of the museum's extensive holdings in this area. Introductory essays by museum staff members cover the social organization of the production and sale of this art, the interaction of Italian and Netherlandish art, the acquisition of the Metropolitan's Netherlandish collection, and the development of 20th-century European and American scholarship on Netherlandish art. The catalog is organized thematically, with additional essays covering each theme (religious art, portraiture, workshop practice) and substantial entries describing each painting. A map, bibliographies of artists, and a glossary are also provided. An essential acquisition for specialized and academic collections, this book will also be of use to interested patrons in larger public libraries.--Kathryn Wekselman, Univ. of Cincinnati Lib.
BooknewsPublished in conjunction with the 1999 exhibition of the same name, ten essays and 317 illustrations (157 in color) depict northern Renaissance painting in Belgium and the Netherlands. This lovely book includes such artists as Van Eyck, Campin, Van der Weyden, David, Memling, and Bruegel, and contains commentaries on individual works, an appendix of paintings not covered in the text, artists' biographies, a glossary, a bibliography, and comparative illustrations. Oversize: 9.5x11.25" Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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