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Vermeer's Hat

The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World

Timothy Brook

In this critical darling Vermeer's captivating and enigmatic paintings become windows that reveal how daily life and thought-from Delft to Beijing--were transformed in the 17th century, when the world first became global.A Vermeer painting shows a military officer in a Dutch sitting room, talking to a laughing girl. In another canvas, fruit spills ...
Publish Date
2009
January 2
First Published in 2005
Goodreads rating
3.83
ISBN
9781596915992
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Jul 22, 2020
And it reminds me of Vermeer’s Hat. Which is one of my favourite history books of all time. A look at global trade and connections in the 17th century as told through a half dozen Vermeer paintings.     source