First published in 1970, the late Lawrence Gowing's classic study has long been treasured for the painterly sensibilities he brought to this greatly loved body of work. Finally the text is available again, with a new Foreword and fresh reproductions of Vermeer's paintings. "A piece of first-rate scholarship and aesthetic understanding".--APOLLO. 8 color and 116 b&w illustrations.
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