Eye of the Beholder

Eye of the Beholder

Johannes Vermeer, Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing

Book - 2015
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Taking readers to 17th-century Holland, where artists and scientists gathered, an extraordinary story reveals how two geniuses --a self-taught natural philosopher and an artist -- transformed the way we see the world by coming to the realization that there is more than meets the eye.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393077469
Characteristics: xiv, 432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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Apr 07, 2015

This book sounds very interesting! I read this book and finished it earlier this year. The book was full of facts and details, historical, scientific, political, biographical, and otherwise. I found it to be somewhat dense reading, but very rewarding, nevertheless. The book informed me a lot concerning the discoveries of Van Leueweenheauk and the tremendous work and efforts he made toward his mighty contributions to the advancement of science. The book also informed me a lot abou the life of the great painter Johannes Vermeer. The period he lived in was a trying and suffering one for painters in terms of the physical dangers linked to the paint materials the artists were compelled to use at that time. Vermeer was a highly dedicated painter who mastered his art and style of the time. It was very sad to learn that he succumbed to disease in his early 40s and did not survive.


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