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The Rembrandt Book

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With international attention focused on the 400th anniversary of Rembrandt von Rijn's birth, the world's leading Rembrandt expert weighs in with a penetrating -- and accessible -- examination of the Dutch master's life and art from both the biographical and the art historical perspective.
Rembrandt was an esteemed artist in his own time as well as in the present, yet there
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published November 8th 2006 by Harry N. Abrams (first published October 1st 2006)
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Whew, big book, but probably the best one out there on Rembrandt, his life, his themes, his methods, and hundreds of color illustrations.
This is a beautiful book. I picked it up at the local library and have been pouring over it at length. It's gives a comprehensive overview of the life and work, in a way that makes it very clear. I love his drawings so much. Are you a fan of Robert Crumb? There's more than a little Rembrandt in his style. Rembrandt can also be seen as the visual equivalent of William Shakespeare.
This book covered more of the circumstances surrounding Rembrandt's art - rather than the art itself. Not what I was personally looking for, but I did learn quite a bit about the world of the Netherlands during Rembrandt's time and the circumstances in his life and friendships that contributed to his choices in his art. This is not the book if you're looking for personal insight into his work.
I did not read all of this book, but I did use it for a project on Rembrandt, and it is very useful and comprehensive. It familiarizes me with Rembrandt's style, technique and subject matter, to the poit where I can easily distinguish between his works and the works of other artists of the period. Also, the background information of the paintings was very useful.
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