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Vermeer. The Complete Works. 40th Ed.

Hardcover, 6.1 x 8.5 in., 2.67 lb, 434 pages
US$ 30
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Discover one of the most admired artists in history: Johannes Vermeer. With crisp, detailed reproductions and insightful essays, this volume spans his entire repertoire, showing Vermeer’s talent, his key place in the Dutch Golden Age, and his ability to tell a complete story in just one momentary gesture or expression.

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Infallible Eye

Johannes Vermeer, creator of life from oil paint
Despite numbering at just 35, his works have prompted a New York Times best seller; a film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth; record visitor numbers at art institutions from Amsterdam to Washington, DC; and special crowd-control measures at the Mauritshuis, The Hague, where thousands flock to catch a glimpse of the enigmatic and enchanting Girl with a Pearl Earring, also known as the “Dutch Mona Lisa”.

In his lifetime, however, the fame of Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675) barely extended beyond his native Delft and a small circle of patrons. After his death, his name was largely forgotten, except by a few Dutch art collectors and dealers. Outside of Holland, his works were even misattributed to other artists. It was not until the mid-19th century that Vermeer came to the attention of the international art world, which suddenly looked upon his narrative minutiae, meticulous textural detail, and majestic planes of light, spotted a genius, and never looked back.

This 40th anniversary edition showcases the complete catalog of Vermeer’s work, presenting the calm yet compelling scenes so treasured in galleries across Europe and the United States into one monograph of utmost reproduction quality. Crisp details and essays tracing Vermeer’s career illuminate his remarkable ability not only to bear witness to the trends and trimmings of the Dutch Golden Age but also to encapsulate an entire story in just one transient gesture, expression, or look.
The author

After completing his studies of art history and archaeology at the University of Vienna, Karl Schütz joined the staff of the Gemäldegalerie of the city’s Kunsthistorisches Museum, serving from 1972 as a curator and from 1990 to 2011 as its director. His particular scholarly interests include Netherlandish and Flemish painting, early-16th-century German painting, courtly portraiture, and the history of the Gemäldegalerie collection.

Vermeer. The Complete Works. 40th Ed.
Hardcover, 6.1 x 8.5 in., 2.67 lb, 434 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-8792-1
Edition: English
ISBN 978-3-8365-8791-4
Edition: Spanish
TASCHEN is 40! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible publishing, helping bookworms around the world curate their own library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia at an unbeatable price. Today we celebrate 40 years of incredible books by staying true to our company credo. The 40 series presents new editions of some of the stars of our program—now more compact, friendly in price, and still realized with the same commitment to impeccable production.

Customer reviews (8)

Truly a work of art in its own right

Fran Brennan, November 01, 2021
This book was a birthday gift to my husband who is completely captivated by the beauty and history of the paintings of Johannes Vermeer. He loved reading the story of Vermeer's regrettably short life and career. But the most glorious feature of the book is the magnificent reproduction of Vermeer's work in detail on such luscious paper stock. This book is truly a work of art in its own right.

An utterly joy!

Veslemøy, October 27, 2021
A deep dive into composition and textures!

Fantastic Collection

Johan, October 27, 2021
I really enjoyed this book - the illustrations are clear and the write-ups are excellent. Ironically, very shortly after receiving this book, news broke that researchers discovered a hidden cupid in the painting "Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window". I would suggest this landmark discovery could be covered in an updated edition to this fine volume.

Ouvrage bien détaillé

Jerome, October 27, 2021
Èdition en Anglais uniquement comparaison avec les oeuvres des peintres flamands contemporains de Vermeer Zoom sur les détails des peintures de Vermeer ouvrage bien détaillé manque une version Française


Joshua, October 27, 2021
Taschen does it again with another elegant book! Highly recommended.

Dutch Treasure!

Peter M., October 27, 2021
Vermeer and the Dutch masters have always been a favourite of mine as a Graphic Artist. This publication is both informative, forensically detailed and as with all TASCHEN publications exquisitely printed. Quality guaranteed!

High quality book

Thomas, October 27, 2021
Wonderful compilation of Vermeer's work and biography. High quality book at an affordable price. I sincerely recommend it !

Sehens- und lesenswert

Jutta Schulz, October 29, 2021
Es ist nicht das übliche Coffee Table Book in Übergröße, sondern ein kleines, handliches Buch mit Vermeers Bildern und einem hilfreichen Text zum Verständnis des Künstlers. Die Lieferung über TASCHEN erfolgte, wie immer, schnell und zuverlässig.
Vermeer. The Complete Works. 40th Ed.
The Complete Works.
40th Ed.
US$ 30
Vermeer. The Complete Works. 40th Ed.