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ANTWERP: STORY OF A METROPOLIS, 16TH-17TH CENTURY. Ed. by Jan Van der Stock. Hessenhuis, Antwerp, 1993. Published by Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon, Ghent. 384 pp. with 388 ills. (346 col.). 33 x 26 cm. ISBN 9053490590 In English.
Illuminates Antwerp's role as a major European cultural and commercial center during the 16th and early 17th centuries through a presentation of some 200 diverse works associated with the city's Golden Age, including paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by such major figures as Rubens, Durer, Quinten Metsys, Van Dyck, Hollar and Joos van Cleve as well as books, metalwork, ceramics, furniture, coins and other objects. Fine reproductions and detailed analyses of the featured works are prefaced by 14 essays exploring political, economic and artistic aspects of Antwerp's rise and decline over the period that include discussions of the development of the city's renowned printing industry, the changing patterns of its social structure, the status of Humanism in its religious and intellectual life, and the contributions of its artists to European culture.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Belgium — 1400-1600, 1600-1800 — Several Media
Plans: 50
Worldwide Number: 024128
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