Synopses & Reviews
The series has always been highly regarded for its insight and authority, providing an invaluable introduction to key artists and movements in art history. Each volume contains an introductory essay, forty-eight full-page colour plates, accompanied by extensive notes, and numerous comparative illustrations in colour or black and white.
The 17th century was the golden age of Dutch painting, with artists such as Rembrandt, Hals and Vermeer producing a large variety of work, from intimate portraits to dramatic seascapes. This book presents a selection of paintings that evoke the spirit of that age.