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Vermeer

Vermeer
Reception and Interpretation

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  • Date Published: February 1999
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print February 2014
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521657310

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  • The canonicity of Jan Vermeer's oeuvre was originally established within the general framework of modernist aesthetics. The specific concepts guiding critics were developed in the context of a reappraisal of Dutch painting in the nineteenth century, particularly in Germany and France. In this study, Christiane Hertel interprets the suppositions underlying Vermeer's canonization and also addresses the critical problem of locating his paintings in history.

    • Beautifully produced book on a very popular artist
    • Written from the perspective of his reception in the nineteenth century
    • Locates Vermeer's paintings in history
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    • Date Published: February 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521657310
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 202 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • contains: 54 b/w illus. 8 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print February 2014
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: reception and interpretation
    Part I. Idyll: The German Reception of Dutch Art and Vermeer's Paintings of Social Life: Introduction
    1. Hegel's legacy to German scholarship on seventeenth-century Dutch painting
    2. Vermeer's paintings of social life as 'disturbed idylls'
    3. Temporality and difference: 'The Chinese Hat'
    Part II. Fiction: The French Reception of Vermeer and the Modernity of Vermeer's Cityscape: Introduction
    4. French travel literature of the nineteenth-century
    5. Art criticism 1859–1913: the 'Oriental' Vermeer
    6. The modern Vermeer: Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past
    7. Seriality and originality: Vermeer's View of Delft, his 'Identical World' and Dutch painting in Proust's Remembrance of Things Past
    8. 'Fernbild'
    Part III. Allegory: The Question of Authority in Vermeer's The Art of Painting and Allegory of Faith: Introduction: 'The Rat and the Snake'
    9. Theories and concepts of allegory
    10. Vermeer's The Art of Painting
    11. Veritas Filia Temporis
    12. Vermeer's Allegory of Faith
    Epilogue
    Notes
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Christiane Hertel, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania

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