ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / History

Vermeers Hat: The Seventeenth Century And The Dawn Of The Global World

| £15.00 | €16.87 | Ca$24.33 | Au$24.01
by Timothy Brook
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
Vermeers Hat: The Seventeenth Century And The Dawn Of The Global World by Timothy Brook

In one painting, a military officer in a Dutch sitting room flirts with a laughing girl. In another, a woman at a window weighs pieces of silver. Vermeer's paintings haunt us with their beauty and mystery—what stories lay behind these stunningly rendered moments? As Timothy Brook shows us, these pictures, which seem so intimate, actually offer a remarkable view of a rapidly expanding world. The dashing officer's hat is of beaver fur from Canada, while the pieces of silver, mined in Peru, might be used to purchase the Chinese porcelain seen in other Vermeer paintings. Moving outward from Vermeer's studio, Brook traces the web of trade that was spreading across the globe in the seventeenth century. The wharves of Holland, wrote a French visitor, were "an inventory of the possible." Vermeer's Hat shows just how rich this inventory was, and how the urge to acquire such things was refashioning the world more powerfully than we have yet understood.

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 691769

Ebook Details
Size: 3.9 MB
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Date published:   2013
ISBN: 9780143191001 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

Territory Restrictions
This ebook will only be sold to customers with a billing address in:

This product is listed in the following category:

Nonfiction > History

This author has products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Non-Classifiable
Nonfiction > Social Science > Ethnic Studies
Nonfiction > Art > History > Baroque & Rococo
Nonfiction > Political Science
Nonfiction > History
Nonfiction > History > Asia > China
Nonfiction > Social Science
Nonfiction > History > Asia
Nonfiction > History > Europe > Great Britain
Nonfiction > Technology > Cartography
Nonfiction > Law > Civil Procedure

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016