Vermeer s Hat

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  • Author : Timothy Brook
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Pages : 294 pages
  • ISBN : 1847652549
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 10 reviews
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Download or Read online Vermeer s Hat full in PDF, ePub and kindle. this book written by Timothy Brook and published by Profile Books which was released on 09 July 2010 with total page 294 pages. We cannot guarantee that Vermeer s Hat book is available in the library, click Get Book button and read full online book in your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile whenever and wherever You Like. In one painting, a Dutch military officer leans toward a laughing girl. In another, a woman at a window weighs pieces of silver. In a third, fruit spills from a porcelain bowl onto a Turkish carpet. The officer's dashing hat is made of beaver fur, which European explorers got from Native Americans in exchange for weapons. Beaver pelts, in turn, financed the voyages of sailors seeking new routes to China. There - with silver mined in Peru - Europeans would purchase, by the thousands, the porcelain so often shown in Dutch paintings of this time. Vermeer's haunting images hint at the stories behind these exquisitely rendered moments. As Timothy Brook shows us in Vermeer's Hat, these pictures, which seem so intimate, actually open doors onto a rapidly expanding world.

Vermeer s Hat

Vermeer s Hat
  • Author : Timothy Brook
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 09 July 2010
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In one painting, a Dutch military officer leans toward a laughing girl. In another, a woman at a window weighs pieces of silver. In a third, fruit spills from a porcelain bowl onto a Turkish carpet. The officer's dashing hat is made of beaver fur, which European explorers got from Native Americans in exchange for weapons. Beaver pelts, in turn, financed the voyages of sailors seeking new routes to China. There - with silver mined in Peru - Europeans would

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  • Release : 11 March 2013
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  • Release : 16 March 2015
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