Van Eyck and the Founders of Early Netherlandish Painting

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Van Eyck and the Founders of Early Netherlandish Painting
Pacht, Otto
Harvey Miller
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Notes: Near Fine 8in x 11in hardcover in rich teal green cloth over boards, bright gilt lettering to spine, very minor bump to tips, very minor shelf wear to top edge, one small remainder dot to bottom edge else clean, tightly bound and unmarked throughout. Fine wraparound pictorial dustjacket featuring a detail of the van Eyck painting _Giovanni Arnolfini and Jeanne Cenami_ to covers and spine, white lettering to spine, no chips or tears, not price clipped, and protected by a paper-backed plastic sleeve. This is the 1994 English translated edition after the original German printing in 1989. The book is based on a series of lectures presented by medieval scholar Otto Pacht at the University of Vienna in the 1960s ad early 1970s. Pacht was chiefly concerned with the new painting that emerged so suddenly at the end of 14th and in the first half of 15th century Northern Europe including virtuoso artists the Master of Flemalle and the Brothers van Eyck, most notably the painting _Ghent Altarpiece_. From the dustjacket: _The illustrations, in colour and monochrome, cover not only the major work of the Brothers van Eyck and the Master of Flemalle, but also many comparative works. A special attraction is the folding plate, in color, of the entire Ghent Altarpiece._ 224 pp. including 154 black-and-white and full-color images, a Foreword by Professor Artur Rosenauer, an Introduction plus four segments titled, _The Master of Flemalle_, _Jan van Eyck_, _The Ghent Altarpiece_, and _The Hubert van Eyck Problem and the Hours of Turin, an Editorial Note, Selected Bibliography, List of Works, and an Index. Here rendered in vivid detail are the works of a man once considered to have invented oil painting, alongside accessible but challenging discussion by one of the world's foremost scholars on the art and artists of the time. An essential addition for enthusiasts of van Eyck and the art of the Netherlands, presented here for the first time in English.

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