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VERMEER'S HAT

VERMEER'S HAT

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VERMEER'S HAT

by Timothy Brook

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9780670067855
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In one painting, a military officer in a Dutch sitting room flirts with a laughing girl. In another, a woman at a window weighs pieces of silver. Vermeer's paintings haunt us with their beauty and mystery--what stories lay behind these stunningly rendered moments? As Timothy Brook shows us, these pictures, which seem so intimate, actually offer a remarkable view of a rapidly expanding world. The dashing officer's hat is of beaver fur from Canada, while the pieces of silver, mined in Peru, might be used to purchase the Chinese porcelain seen in other Vermeer paintings. Moving outward from Vermeer's studio, Brook traces the web of trade that was spreading across the globe in the seventeenth century. The wharves of Holland, wrote a French visitor, were "an inventory of the possible." Vermeer's Hat shows just how rich this inventory was, and how the urge to acquire such things was refashioning the world more powerfully than we have yet understood.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Bookseller
Darleen Billy CA (CA)
Bookseller's Inventory #
2181508
Title
VERMEER'S HAT
Author
Timothy Brook
Book Condition
New
Jacket Condition
Brand New
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0670067857
ISBN 13
9780670067855
Publisher
Viking Canada, Published by The Penguin Group
Place of Publication
Toronto
Date Published
January 2008
Pages
272 pages
Keywords
Vermeer's Hat, The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World, Viking Canada, The Penguin Group, History, Art History, World History

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I am an independent bookseller that just started out in a small bookstore called Better Books. I am helping out a pawn shop owner who wants to sell his inventory. We are selling numerous First Edition books that are in great condition! We also have the far in between rare books for sale. Have fun browsing!

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