The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age
Describes the cultural and social milieu of seventeenth-century Holland, where, despite great material wealth and general prosperity, an "anxiety of superabundance" permeated all aspects of the culture
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Review: The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden AgeUser Review - Alexandra Swistak - Goodreads
Simon Schama is one of my favorite Art Historians. I recently read this again for research. He provides incredible insight with photos. This is a wonderful resource for detailed information on daily life, commerce, art, and culture in 17th century Holland. Read full review
Review: The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden AgeUser Review - Goodreads
Yikes! Over 600 large pages. Well, how do you eat an elephant or read a long book - one bite, one page at a time. Recommended reading to prepare for visiting Amsterdam.