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Rainer und Rose-Marie Hagen: Masterpieces In Detail
     

Rainer und Rose-Marie Hagen: Masterpieces In Detail

by Rose-Marie Hagen, Ranier Hagen
 

Masterpieces under the microscope: Paintings' hidden secrets revealed

"Amazingly informative and readable... An important addition to art history literature." - The Sanford Herald, United States

Is the bride pregnant? What are clogs doing on a marriage picture? Why is just one candle burning in the chandelier? And what

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Masterpieces under the microscope: Paintings' hidden secrets revealed

"Amazingly informative and readable... An important addition to art history literature." - The Sanford Herald, United States

Is the bride pregnant? What are clogs doing on a marriage picture? Why is just one candle burning in the chandelier? And what does the mirror in the background reveal? Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen provide answers to these and other questions about 100 world-famous works of art. Guiding our eye to revealing details, they also shed fascinating light on fashions and lifestyles, loves and intrigues, politics and people, and transform our encounter with art into exciting adventure.

Vol. 1: From Antiquity to the Renaissance

Vol. 2: From Rembrandt to Rivera

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783836515498
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Series:
GO Series
Edition description:
GO
Pages:
720
Sales rank:
875,048
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.90(h) x 3.20(d)

Meet the Author

Rose-Marie Hagen was born in Switzerland and studied history, Romance languages and literature in Lausanne. After further studies in Paris and Florence, she lectured at the American University in Washington, D.C.

Rainer Hagen was born in Hamburg and graduated in literature and theatre studies in Munich. He later worked for radio and TV, most recently as chief editor of a German public broadcasting service. Together they have collaborated on several TASCHEN titles, including Masterpieces in Detail, Pieter Bruegel and Francisco de Goya.

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