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  • Author:
    Lotte Brand Philip
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    0691003165
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    978-0691003160
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    Princeton University Press; F First Paperback Edition edition (June 21, 1981)
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    274 pages
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I covered a lot of background on van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece, and found Lotte Brand Philip's book to be the most insightful source. I recommend this book very highly to those who like Northern Renaissance Art.

I covered a lot of background on van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece, and found Lotte Brand Philip's book to be the most insightful source. Her "reverse engineering" to discover the original presentation of the altarpiece is original and interesting. Her treatment is thorough and her writing is excellent. Extra: Harbison's earlier book on van Eyck is also excellent, for a more general treatment of the artist. One person found this helpful.

But the distinction between real art and minor art is not actually valid for the earlier period

But the distinction between real art and minor art is not actually valid for the earlier period. In the fifteenth century, even those works whose "greatness" is undenied today, the Ghent Altarpiece for example, were "applied art" in the sense that they were intended for a practical use in the ecclesiastical service.

The Ghent Altarpiece (or the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, Dutch: Het Lam Gods) is a large and complex 15th-century polyptych altarpiece in St Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium. It was begun c. the mid-1420s and completed before 1432, and is attributed to the Early Netherlandish painters and brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck. The altarpiece is considered a masterpiece of European art and one of the world's treasures.

Lotte Brand Philip (May 27, 1910 – May 2, 1986) was a German art historian, professor and expert on Netherlandish art, one of the most notable and incisive experts on 14th . The Ghent Altarpiece and the Art of Jan van Eyck. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Lotte Brand Philip (May 27, 1910 – May 2, 1986) was a German art historian, professor and expert on Netherlandish art, one of the most notable and incisive experts on 14th- and 15th-century art to have studied under Erwin Panofsky. Born a Christian of Jewish descent, she resisted state intimidation to leave Germany, only moving to the United States in 1941. She began her new life as a jewelry designer, before establishing a career as an art historian and writer, and taking professorship at a number of universities, including New York University and Queens College, Flushing.

About this Item: Princeton University Press, 1972. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside. This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy.

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