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Hieronymus Bosch. The Complete Works

200Edition: EnglishAvailability: July 1, 2024
Delicious demons, nightmare creatures, and atrocious angels; no painter has come close to the fantastical schemes of Hieronymus Bosch. This enormous publication presents his extraordinary works in suitable scale, showcasing both their compositional magnitude and cryptic details. Delve deep into the artist’s complete works, through fresh photographs of recently restored paintings and magnificent fold-out spreads of The Last Judgement and The Garden of Earthly Delights.
Hardcover with 2 fold-outs and ribbon bookmark, 29 x 39.5 cm, 300 pages, in cardboard box with handle
“Superb color reproductions and numerous details allow us to examine Bosch’s fantastic imagery with a clarity seldom possible, even in a museum gallery.”
The Burlington Magazine
“…a magnificently illustrated monograph. Instead of pushing to the front of a close-packed crowd and briefly peering, you can study the mind-bending visions of this medieval master at your leisure.”
The Times
“...surely the most lavishly produced monograph ever published on the artist.”
The Burlington Magazine
“This may be the first time for many of us to actually see Bosch… Bosch’s paintings require close-up textual study. With these pages, there’s no guard to shoo you back or announce closing time.”
“This big impressive book showcases in vivid colors the drolleries he devised, which were traditionally shown only at the margins of the medieval manuscripts.”
“TASCHEN have produced an epic volume that exhaustively details Bosch’s surviving works.”
It’s Nice That

“Bosch in breathtakingly unearthly depth of field.”

Die Welt
“An earthly delight not to be missed.”
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Hieronymus Bosch. The Complete Works

Hieronymus Bosch. The Complete Works


Fantasy Art Renaissance style

An earthly delight not to be missed

In the midst of the realist-leaning artistic climate of the Late Gothic and Early Renaissance, Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450–1516) was more than an anomaly. Bosch’s paintings are populated with grotesque scenes of fantastical creatures succumbing to all manner of human desire, fantasy, and angst. One of his greatest inventions was to take the figural and scenic representations known as drolleries, which use the monstrous and the grotesque to illustrate sin and evil, and to transfer them from the marginalia of illuminated manuscripts into large-format panel paintings. Alongside traditional hybrids of man and beast, such as centaurs, and mythological creatures such as unicorns, devils, dragons, and griffins, we also encounter countless mixed creatures freely invented by the artist. Many subsidiary scenes illustrate proverbs and figures of speech in common use in Bosch’s day. In his Temptation of St Anthony triptych, for example, the artist shows a messenger devil wearing ice skates, evoking the popular expression that the world was “skating on ice”—meaning it had gone astray. In his pictorial translation of proverbs, in particular, Bosch was very much an innovator.

Bosch—whose real name was Jheronimus van Aken—was widely copied and imitated: the number of surviving works by Bosch’s followers exceeds the master’s own production by more than tenfold. Today only 20 paintings and eight drawings are confidently assigned to Bosch’s oeuvre. He continues to be seen as a visionary, a portrayer of dreams and nightmares, and the painter par excellence of hell and its demons.

Featuring brand new photography of recently restored paintings, this exhaustive book, published in view of the upcoming 500th anniversary of Bosch’s death, covers the artist’s complete works. Discover Bosch’s pictorial inventions in splendid reproductions with copious details and a huge fold-out spread, over 110 cm (43 in.) long, of The Garden of Earthly Delights. Art historian and acknowledged Bosch expert Stefan Fischer examines just what it was about Bosch and his painting that proved so immensely influential.
The author

Stefan Fischer studied art history, history, and classical archaeology in Münster, Amsterdam, and Bonn. In 2009 he completed his doctoral thesis “Hieronymus Bosch: Malerei als Vision, Lehrbild und Kunstwerk.” His specialist fields are Netherlandish painting of the 15th to the 17th centuries and museology.

Hieronymus Bosch. The Complete Works
Hardcover with 2 fold-outs and ribbon bookmark, 29 x 39.5 cm, 300 pages, in cardboard box with handle

ISBN 978-3-8365-2629-6

Edition: English
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19 Ratings


Jarkko,November 4, 2021
This book is not only good, it is excellent.

Le Jardin des délices

Mickaël,November 2, 2021
Le célèbre triptyque du peintre Néerlandais dans une splendide reproduction ! Vous aurez tout le temps d'admirer la foultitude de détails qui compose ce tableau ainsi que ses autres œuvres

Hieronymus Bosch: The Complete Works (XXL Edition)

Domas,October 29, 2021
Like perhaps all XXL editions published by TASCHEN, this one is a great job too. The idea to publish old painting artists is a great and wonderful idea, which, I hope is going to continue for still a long time. That is a great chance for the readers of the world to get acquainted with art, the format of XXL TASCHEN albums is already very close to how good and solid art books should look.

Great Book

Mauro,October 28, 2021
Excellent quality of text and pictures. The size is great and looks imponent in my library. A must have.

Bosch, Bosch, Bosch

Leo,October 28, 2021
Magnificent, a must to your collection