What Great Paintings Say. 100 Masterpieces in Detail

What Great Paintings Say. 100 Masterpieces in Detail
Author: Rainer & Rose-Marie Hagen
Rating: 4.43
Bestsellers Rate: 1847
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: Твердый
Pages: 788
Hours of reading: 13.1 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 19,73 €

About the book

This important addition to our understanding of art history's masterworks puts some of the world's most famous paintings under a magnifying glass to uncover their most small and subtle elements and all they reveal about a bygone time, place, and culture. Guiding our eye to the minutiae of subject and symbolism, authors Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen allow even the most familiar of pictures to come alive anew through their intricacies and intrigues. Is the bride pregnant? Why does the man wear a beret? How does the shadow of war hang over a scene of dancing? Along the way, we travel from Ancient Egypt through to modern Europe, from the Renaissance to the Roaring Twenties. We meet Greek heroes and poor German poets and roam from cathedrals to cabaret bars, from the Garden of Eden to a Garden Bench in rural France. As we pick apart each painting and then reassemble it like a giant jigsaw puzzle, these celebrated canvases captivate not only in their sheer wealth of details but also in the witness they bear to the fashions and trends, people and politics, loves and lifestyles of their time. About the series Bibliotheca Universalis - Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe!




"An informative, stylish book, full of intriguing detail. The authors' sheer love of art shines through each text and the reproductions are sumptuous." * The Good Book Guide *

Rainer & Rose-Marie Hagen Biography

Hagen, Rainer & Rose-Marie Rose-Marie Hagen, geboren in der Schweiz, studierte Geschichte und Romanistik in Lausanne. Nach längeren Studienaufenthalten in Paris und Florenz übernahm sie verschiedene Lehrtätigkeiten, u. a. an der American University in Washington, D.C. Rainer Hagen, geboren in Hamburg, studierte Literatur- und Theaterwissenschaften in München, arbeitete nach seiner Promotion für Rundfunk und Fernsehen, zuletzt als Redaktionsleiter beim Norddeutschen Rundfunk. Gemeinsam haben beide Autoren im TASCHEN-Verlag mehrere Bücher veröffentlicht, u. a. Meisterwerke im Detail und Monografien über Pieter Bruegel und Francisco de Goya. ... Read full biography

Authors: Rainer & Rose-Marie Hagen
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Languages: | English |
Original Language:
ISBN13: 9783836559263
ISBN10: 3836559269
Reference Edition:
Edition: None
Edition Statement: None
Illustrations: Таблицы
Literature Country: None
Literature Period: None
Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: Твердый
Paper: None
Font: None
Pages: 788
Book Weight: 1262
Book Dimensions: 140x195x48.26
Circulation: None
Publication date: June 24, 2020
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: Cologne, Germany

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