April 2016, (50 x 70 cm), 440 pp. English text, full colour plates and details, hardcover including a table designed by Marcel Wanders.
“This book is about how the greatest masterpieces influence how we see the world today.” Marcel Wanders. An un paralelled book that pays homage to th 17th Century Dutch masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum¹s prestigious Gallery of Honour. This seminal book is an exploration into how these truly great pieces of art still influence the way we perceive the modern world today. The book brings us eye to eye with over 60 iconic paintings such as Remjbrandt’s Nightwatch and Vermeer’s Milkmaid. Each piece is experienced up close with the most surprising detail, as the finest printing techniques and thoughtful perspectives transport these paintings from a different age and vividly bring them to life. Leading contemporary critical thinkers from the worlds of philosophy, art, film, food, trend, business and design explain how their perception of the world has been influenced by these paintings with each of the 27 renowned experts focusing on an individual artwork. Featuring writings of Ferran Adrià, David Allen, Alain de Botton, Anton Corbijn, Angela Missoni, Jimmy Nelson, Erwin Olaf and many more, the testimonies add a new way of seeing not only these masterpieces, but also life itself. The book sets a new benchmark for art books with its materials, production techniques and contemporary writings. Lavishly produced in genuine leather, beautiful hand-written calligraphy, and the finest printing technique and paper. This Limited Edition (2.500 copies worldwide) at 35 kilograms has silver plating and is printed with the finest inks. With a specially designed table stand and a Behind the Scenesbook, in which the 27 stories of thought leaders and masters of crafts can be read. Price includes shipping in the Netherlands. Please inquire for shipping rates