The upside-down world : meetings with the Dutch masters
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Adult Non-Fiction - New Books Section759.9492 MoserChecked OutMarch 13, 2024

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xv, 379 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-358) and index.
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"Plunged into a strange land at twenty-five, Benjamin Moser began an obsessive, decades-long study of the Dutch Masters to set his world right again. Beyond the sainted Rembrandt—who harbored a startling darkness—and the mysterious Vermeer, whose true subject, it turned out, was lurking in plain sight, Moser got to know a whole galaxy of geniuses: the doomed virtuoso Carel Fabritius, the anguished wunderkind Jan Lievens, the deaf prodigy Hendrik Avercamp. And through their artwork, he got to know their country, too: from the translucent churches of Pieter Saenredam to Paulus Potter’s muddy barnyards, and from Pieter de Hooch’s cozy hearths to Jacob van Ruisdael’s tragic trees.Year after year, as he tried to make a life for himself in the Netherlands, Moser found friends among these centuries-dead artists. And he found that they, too, were struggling with the same questions that he was. Why do we make art? What even is art, anyway—and what is an artist? What does it mean to succeed as an artist, and what does it mean to fail? Is art a consolation—or a mortal danger?"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Moser, B. (2023). The upside-down world: meetings with the Dutch masters (First edition.). Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Moser, Benjamin. 2023. The Upside-down World: Meetings With the Dutch Masters. Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Moser, Benjamin. The Upside-down World: Meetings With the Dutch Masters Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Moser, Benjamin. The Upside-down World: Meetings With the Dutch Masters First edition., Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2023.

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