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"An exceptional book, sensible, illuminating and readable...probably the best straightforward account of Bosch and his works which we shall have for some time."?Times Literary SupplementNo one can look at the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch without amazement and bewilderment. Professor Gibson shows that what seems inexplicable to us today?the canvases full of torture, monsters, and leering devils?was perfectly intelligible to the fifteenth-century viewer. The subjects of Bosch's paintings were in fact the overwhelming concerns of late medieval Europe: the Last Judgment, original sin, death, temptations of the flesh. The author describes each picture in detail, placing each work within the context of medieval folklore and religion, and explains that many of the acts portrayed in the pictures were visual translations of verbal puns or metaphors.
Sprache: Text: English, German (translation)
Buchbeschreibung Thames and Hudson, London, 1972. Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First. Illustrated white d/jkt, clipped; lightly marked, esp on rear. Light fawn cloth boards; clean and bright; gilt titling bright., unfortunately most pages have a light crease to top right hand side, tipped-in colour plates + frontispiece, unaffected. ; 4to (10" x 13"); 136 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 29587
Buchbeschreibung 1972. Thames And Hudson. Book - Good. DJ -Good. Ex-lib, lacks front free end paper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 23998
Buchbeschreibung Thames & Hudson, London, 1972. Cloth. Buchzustand: Very Good Plus. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good Plus. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The Library of Great Painters. 134 pages. Very good plus in similar dust-jacket. With 111 reproductions including 48 hand-mounted colour plates. Weighty; additional postage/shipping. The strange canvases of Hieronymus Bosch which continue to disturb the imagination after nearly 500 years. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 012283
Buchbeschreibung Thames and Hudson, 1972. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020500090777
Buchbeschreibung Thames and Hudson, 1972. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P010500090777