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Jan Vermeer

Painter (31-Oct-1632 — 15-Dec-1675)


Anthony Bailey. A View of Delft: Vermeer Then and Now. Chatto & Windus. 2001. 272pp.

Albert Blankert. Vermeer of Delft: Complete Edition of the Paintings. Phaidon. 1978. 176pp.

Lawrence Gowing. Vermeer. London: Faber & Faber. 1952. 160pp. + 79 plates Republished 1997 by University of California Press.

Philip Leslie Hale. Jan Vermeer of Delft: With Reproductions of All of Vermeer's Known Paintings, and Examples of the Work of Certain of His Contemporaries. Small, Maynard and Company. 1913. 389pp.

Christiane Hertel. Vermeer: Reception and Interpretation. Cambridge University Press. 1996. 288pp.

Robert D. Huerta. Vermeer and Plato: Painting the Ideal. Bucknell University Press. 2005. 148pp.

Robert D. Huerta. Giants of Delft: Johannes Vermeer and the Natural Philosophers: The Parallel Search for Knowledge During the Age of Discovery. Bucknell University Press. 2003. 156pp.

John Michael Montias. Vermeer and His Milieu: A Web of Social History. Princeton University Press. 1991. 472pp.

Edward A. Snow. A Study of Vermeer. University of California Press. 1994. 224pp.

Philip Steadman. Vermeer's Camera: Uncovering the Truth Behind the Masterpieces. Oxford University Press. 2002. 224pp.

P. T. A. Swillens. Johannes Vermeer, Painter of Delft, 1632-1675. Spectrum. 1950. 221pp.

Arthur K. Wheelock. Vermeer. Harry N. Abrams. 1998. 160pp.

Arthur K. Wheelock. Vermeer & the Art of Painting. Yale University Press. 1995. 205pp.

Bryan Jay Wolf. Vermeer and the Invention of Seeing. University of Chicago Press. 2001. 303pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1504)

  6. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1076)

  7. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.497)

  8. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.302)

  9. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.76)

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