Flemish Art and Architecture, 1585–1700

Hans Vlieghe

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November 10, 2004
348 pages, 81/2 x 10 1/2
300 b/w + 100 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300104691
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This beautifully illustrated book provides a complete overview of the art of the Southern Netherlands from 1585 to 1700. The author examines the development of Flemish and specifically Antwerp painting, the work of Rubens and other leading masters, and the Antwerp tradition of specialization among painters as well as the sculpture and architecture of this period.
"A major moment of artistic culture has been magisterially sketched by one of its leading authorities."—Larry Silver, The Art Book
"Consistently rewarding . . . a book that is going to transform how Flemish art is understood."—Jeremy Wood, Apollo Magazine
"As well as examining the output and influence of leading figures such as Rubens and Van Dyke, Vlieghe provides the historical, social and cultural context for the development of history painting and other specializations. . . . This book will attract both the informed and general reader."—Alison Smith, Art Newspaper
"Essential for current study of Belgian art."—Choice

Hans Vlieghe is professor of art history at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Louvain) and research director of the Belgian Nationaal Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek at the Rubenianum, Antwerp. He is a member of the editorial board of Corpus Rubenianum and author of several books on Flemish art.

“Vlieghe has prepared the ground for his reappraisal of Flemish art in a remarkable series of essays, exhibition catalogues and books which have given him the authority to make the new Pelican volume a truly original work. His account of numerous individual artists is exceptionally well-informed and draws on many obscure sources so that the text is consistently rewarding. . . . Few authors in the Pelican series have been faced with so great a challenge in redefining their given period, and Vlieghe has produced a book that is going to transform how Flemish art is understood.”—Jeremy Wood, Apollo Magazine

"Hans Vlieghe's long-awaited work on Flemish art offers a detailed and comprehensive overview of the art produced in the south Netherlands from the time of partition up to the end of Spanish-Hapsburg rule. As well as examining the output and influence of leading figures such as Rubens and Van Dyke, Dr. Vlieghe provides the historical, social and cultural context for the development of history painting and other specializations. . . . This book will attract both the informed and general reader."—Alison Smith, Art Newspaper



“Vlieghe . . . presents a comprehensive overview of the art of the Southern Netherlands in this lavishly illustrated volume. Excellent reproductions.”—Art Times

"Vlieghe's volume, essential for current study of Belgian art, revises H. Gerson and E. H. ter Kuile's Art and Architecture in Belgium, 1600-1800. . . . This is of both practical and historiographic interest. . . . Highly recommended."—Choice

“[This] book offers wonderful value in its range of artist and a variety of imagery. There is too a wealth of broader thematic approaches which Vlieghe has brushed in rather than worked up. In short, this volume . . . succeeds very well in providing a map to a richly varied cultural terrain.”—David Howarth, Historians of Netherlandish Art Newsletter

"A major moment of artistic culture has been magisterially sketched by one of its leading authorities."—Larry Silver, The Art Book

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