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History & Criticism
  • Author:
    Edward Snow
  • ISBN:
    0520071328
  • ISBN13:
    978-0520071322
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  • Publisher:
    University of California Press; First edition (June 13, 1994)
  • Pages:
    234 pages
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    History & Criticism
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A Study of Vermeer, Revis. has been added to your Cart. An exemplary book about seeing: about what the mind can do with great art. Like the sublime paintings which are its subject, A Study of Vermeer is full of sensual and spiritual pleasures.

A Study of Vermeer, Revis. This revision is not so much an improvement of the 1979 text as an elaboration of its insights, and with some very interesting reconsiderations.

A Study of Vermeer, first published in 1979 and here presented in a revised and intricately enlarged version, is passionate and visual in its commitments

Our desire for images, the distances that separate us, the validations we seek from the still world, the traces of ghostliness in our own human presence - these are Vermeer's themes. A Study of Vermeer, first published in 1979 and here presented in a revised and intricately enlarged version, is passionate and visual in its commitments. Snow works from the conviction that viewing pictures is a reciprocal act - symbiotic, consequential, real.

Edward Snow's A Study of Vermeer, first published in 1979 and here presented in an expanded and elaborately revised version, starts from a single premise: that we respond so intensely to Vermeer because his paintings reach so deeply into our lives. Our desire for images, the distances that separate us, the validations we seek from the still world, the traces of ghostliness in our own human presence-these, the book proposes, are Vermeer's themes, which he pursues with a realism always in touch with the uncanny.

University of California Press. revised and expanded, 1994). Snow, who over the years has given readers without German award-winning versions of The Book of Images (1905) and New Poems (1907-1908). ISBN 978-0-520-07132-2. Though Freedman's biography may muffle Rilke's voice, it comes through like a ringing glass in Uncollected Poems, translated by Edward Snow, who over the years has given readers without German award-winning versions of The Book of Images (1905) and New Poems (1907-1908)

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William Koon is professor of English at Clemson University.

The book has been designed to facilitate this process: over eighty illustrations, fifty-nine in color (including two full-page foldouts), accompany the text so that the details Snow illuminates will be continally in view.

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Edward Snow's A Study of Vermeer, first published in 1979 and here presented in an expanded and elaborately revised version, starts from a single premise: that we respond so intensely to Vermeer because his paintings reach so deeply into our lives. Our desire for images, the distances that separate us, the validations we seek from the still world, the traces of ghostliness in our own human presence―these, the book proposes, are Vermeer's themes, which he pursues with a realism always in touch with the uncanny. As Snow traces the many counterpoised sensations that make up Vermeer's equanimity, he leads us into a world of nuances and surprise.A Study of Vermeer is passionate and visual in its commitments. Snow works from the conviction that viewing pictures is a reciprocal act―symbiotic, consequential, real. His discussions of Vermeer's paintings are conducted in a language of patient observation, and they involve the reader in an experience of deepening relation and ongoing visual discovery. The book has been designed to facilitate this process: over eighty illustrations, fifty-nine in color (including two full-page foldouts), accompany the text so that the details Snow illuminates will be continally in view. Here is a book to enthrall not only students of Vermeer, but anyone who feels the exhilaration of what Cézanne called "thinking in images."

Obong
The prints were very good quality
Goldfury
brilliant
Togar
good
Skiletus
In early adolescence I fell in love with a young girl who inhabited a picture frame in the corridors of our high school.Our gazes were mutually netted. In 1982, whilst touring Holland, I detoured to den Hague to renew that engagement, only to see in her stead a plaque indicating she was on loan to a Texan museum for 12 months.But it's some consolation to encounter Edward Snow's study of Vermeer, whose cover is adorned by that image of my adoration. Even better, Snow is an adept reader of Vermeer's vision of inner equilibrium and imperturbable calm. Lawrence Gowing provided my 1960's art college template, but I think no serious admirer now should overlook this book. The subtlety of thought and feeling in Vermeer has found appropriate eloquence. Vermeer's 'hermetic inwardness','magical silence', his 'unity of being as structured by perception', his contemplation of women caught in precious domestic moments of equanimity & pleasure in the happiness of their mere visibility, are given appropriately intimate treatment. There are telling parallels made with Degas's pursuit of feminine imagery. And Snow isn't averse to pointing out Vermeer's 'failures', which, he argues, reflects the artist's proclivity for negative reflection.' I'm sorry I can't enthuse over the recent film,'Girl With A Glass Earring'. In spite of the set pieces, and the attractiveness of the actors; the enigmas of Vermeer remain opaque.The book, however, is an absolute master stroke. For more on art visit>rodmoss.com
Blueshaper
It matters not at all whether Vermeer "intended" all of the subtleties that Snow discerns in the paintings. Snow reports on the meanings he makes from looking and looking at these works, and that's what "meaning" is--a dynamic involving perceiver and perceived, not some static element an artist injects into a work like an electrical charge in a battery. This is a book of impassioned seeing.
Steel_Blade
This revised and enlarged edition is an unusually thoughtful, intelligent and eloquent offering from a scholar of remarkable insight and rare passion. Until I read the book (in one night as I couldn't put it down), I didn't know why I had always liked Vermeer. Dr. Snow's book is a journey of pleasure and discovery. Light, space, colour, desire and luminous revelation fairly crackle with intensity. An historic contribution to the art world, or as Dore Ashton observed, "an authentic contribution to the literature (yes, literature!) of the visual arts".
Nettale
This book reminds me of a Rolling Stone magazine record review in which the lyrics are discussed ad nauseum and the music is barely mentioned. The author has no feel for painting or visual values. The book begins with his reactions to "Girl with a Pearl Earring" which are a preposterous mish-mash of psychological nonsense. One has to feel sorry for someone with so little sensitivity to beauty.

"Everyone wants to understand art. Why not try to understand the song of a bird? ...people who try to explain pictures are usually barking up the wrong tree."
-Picasso

"I'd give the whole of Italian painting for Vermeer of Delft. There's a painter who simply said what he had to say without bothering about anything else."
-Picasso