Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch Garden of Earthly Delights - Art Flexi Series

Revised 2

Paperback (07 Mar 2005) | English

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Synopsis

Few paintings inspire the kind of intense study and speculation as the "Garden of Earthly Delights," the luminous triptych by Nertherlandish master Hieronymus Bosch. The painting has been interpreted as a heretical masterpiece, an opulent illustration of the Creation and a premonition of the end of the world. In this new flexi-cover edition of the book, renowned art historian Hans Belting offers a radical reinterpretation of the work, which he sees not as apocalyptic, but utopian, portraying how the world would exist had the Fall not happened. Taking readers through each panel, Belting discusses various schools of thought and explores Bosch's life and times. Enhanced by a fold-out reproduction of the original painting, this fascinating study is an important contribution to the literature and theory surrounding one of the world's most enigmatic artists.

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Prestel

Prestel

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Book information

ISBN: 9783791333205
Publisher: Prestel
Imprint: Prestel
Pub date:
Edition: Revised 2
DEWEY: 759.9492
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 125
Weight: 506g
Height: 245mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 14mm