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Sinopsis: Jacob van Ruisdael is one of the greatest of the Dutch landscape artists of the 17th century. This provides an overview of the artist's work and critical reception and offers as well a contribution to the discussion of issues of representation and meaning in landscape painting. The author considers Ruisdael's artistic and thematic development, paying special attention to the sources of his imagery in both nature and artistic tradition and to the influence of the wider cultural context on the artist's conception and transformation of his subject. Examining Ruisdael's works, Walford discusses various aspects of the painter's artistry: his themes and motifs, his selection, combination, and representation of particular elements of the landscape; his scrupulous observation of the details of indigenous vegetation and of the massing of clouds; and his understanding of the conflicting forces of growth and inevitable dissolution in nature. Walford shows how Ruisdael's scenes of forests, villages, and country roads evoke a serene image of the vigor, grandeur, and ultimate transience of nature. Ruisdael's best works, says Walford, display a grandeur of conception and a brilliance of execution that captivate the eye and arouse the contemplative imagination.
From Library Journal:
Walford's excellent study of the great 17th-century Dutch landscape painter van Ruisdael is neither the traditional romantic evocation of his imagined personality and allegedly emotionally charged works nor an attempt to ascribe precise emblematic meanings to the elements of his paintings. Instead, the author aims to consider the artist's selectively naturalistic views as a more general embodiment of contemporary views about God's creation. From this compelling thesis, van Ruisdael's landscapes emerge not only as objects of religious contemplation and bearers of a sacred significance but also as thoughtfully contrived aesthetic objects reflecting the master's apprehension of both nature and earlier and contemporary practitioners of his genre. The masterful reconstruction of the painter's career in terms of thematic concerns, stylistic development, and individual works is also insightfully and elegantly articulated. Alas, the uneven quality of the color reproductions and murky black-and-white illustrations ill serve this fundamental contribution to the understanding of Dutch art. For specialized collections.
- Robert Cahn, Fashion Inst. of Technology, New York
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Título: Jacob Van Ruisdael and the Perception of ...
Editorial: Yale Univ Pr
Año de publicación: 1991
Condición del libro: Near Fine
Edición: 1st Edition
Descripción Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st. Cloth, gilt, 288 pp., illus. (some col.), bib. notes, index; 30 cm. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. CONTENTS: Ruisdael's critics; Ruisdael's life; Ruisdael's context - the perception of landscape; Ruisdael's context - landscapes for contemplative delight; Ruisdael's works - the 1640s; Ruisdael's works - the early 1650s - foreign and domestic motifs; Ruisdael's works - mid-late 1650s - foreign and domestic motifs; Ruisdael's works - the 1660s - waterfalls, flat landscapes, marines, and winters; Ruisdael's works - the 1670-1682 - decline in the art market. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Collectible. Nº de ref. de la librería 064180
Descripción Yale Univ Pr 1992-01, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: good. First. 0300049943. Nº de ref. de la librería 677541
Descripción Yale University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Like New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Like New. First Edition. Publisher's dark blue cloth-bound hardback; in nearly new condition; tight and square with bright gilt lettering; complete with original dustjacket; neat and sharp, not showing any tears or chips now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Contents fresh and clean; no pen-marks. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. Tidy book in very presentable condition. Nº de ref. de la librería 084120
Descripción Yale Univ Pr, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Very good. Nº de ref. de la librería HH-012-34-6260306
Descripción Yale Univ Pr, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería P020300049943
Descripción Yale Univ Pr, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Like New. Nº de ref. de la librería P010300049943
Descripción Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1991. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st. in publisher's thin cardboard slipcase. Nº de ref. de la librería 21679
Descripción Yale Univ Pr, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110300049943
Descripción Yale Univ Pr. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0300049943 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0120761
Descripción Yale Univ Pr. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. 0300049943 Like New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería LN6.0120761