A Study of Vermeer

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University of California Press, 1979 - Painting, Modern - 183 pages
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"An exemplary book about seeing: about what the mind can do with great art. Like the sublime paintings which are its subject, "A Study of Vermeer is full of sensual and spiritual pleasures."--Susan Sontag "A rigorously searching analysis of the psychology and subject matter of a master whose paintings are as enigmatic as they are beautiful. This revision is not so much an improvement of the 1979 text as an elaboration of its insights, and with some very interesting reconsiderations."--Guy Davenport
 

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Contents

ART AND SEXUALITY
23
TWO EARLY PAINTINGS
62
in THE ENIGMA OF THE IMAGE
96
NOTES
137
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
179
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About the author (1979)

Edward Snow is a professor of English at Rice University. North Point Press has published his translations of Rilke's" New Poems" (1907), "New Poems" (1908) ["The Other Part], The Book of Images, "and "Uncollected Poems," He has won both the Academy of American Poets' Harold Morton Landon Translation Award and the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.

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