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LA VILLE EN FLANDRE: CULTURE ET SOCIETE, 1477-1787 (The City in Flanders: Culture and Society, 1477-1787). Jan Van der Stock et al. Credit Communal, Brussels, 1991. Organized in association with Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Administratie Externe Betrekkingen. 616 pp. with 474 ills. (380 col.). 31 x 26 cm. ISBN 2871931283 In French.
A broad-ranging study of cultural, economic, political and artistic developments in Antwerp, Brussels, Bruges, Ghent and other cities in the highly urbanized territories of Flanders from the 15th to the 18th century, this massive catalogue thoroughly documents in illustrations and commentaries more than 400 decorative objects, tapestries, prints, maps, manuscripts, and paintings by Rubens, Jordaens and other prominent artists of the period. Among the 22 essays discussing numerous aspects of the life of the Flemish aristocratic, bourgeois and working classes are many texts addressing issues related to the social significance of the visual arts, including the status and functions of portrait, history, religious and genre painting.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Belgium — 1400-1600, 1600-1800 — Several Media
Plans: 01,06,15,19
Worldwide Number: 023252
Hardcover $100.00    

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