Read Pride and Joy: Children's Portraits in the Netherlands, 1500-1700 by Jan Baptist Bedaux Online


The wonderful portraits of children that Dutch and Flemish artists painted in the late Renaissance and Baroque periods offer a fascinating look not just at the youngsters themselves along with their clothes, toys, and pets but also at the society in which they lived The charming pictures in this unique book demonstrate that 500 years ago children were, as they are now, their parents pride and joy.At first glance, these young people in their elaborate clothing and fancy headgear hardly resemble modern youth But their fresh faces and vivid expressions transcend time Superb full page color plates reproduce 85 of the best of these portraits by famous and lesser known artists alike while essays by leading art and cultural historians set them in context Countless parents have formal portraits or studio photographs made of their children For them, as well as for art lovers and students, Pride and Joy should hold an irresistible fascination....

Title : Pride and Joy: Children's Portraits in the Netherlands, 1500-1700
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ISBN : 0810967308
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Harry N Abrams March 1, 2001
Number of Pages : 320 pages
File Size : 986 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Pride and Joy: Children's Portraits in the Netherlands, 1500-1700 Reviews

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-03-11 18:57

    Wow! This is the most amazing and extensive collection of photos of primary sources for children's renaissance costumes that I have ever seen. Additionally, the analysis is extensive, scholarly, helpful and fascinating. This book provides a fascinating insight into family life in the renaissance. The book itself is a top-quality production. The color plates are large and beautifully reproduced. This is THE must-have for costumers and recreationists interested in children and/or families of the Renaissance. The only frustration is its narrow focus on the Netherlands. I just wish this was one of a series!

  • slyremarcs
    2019-02-20 21:02

    This beautiful book was in excellent condition and arrived better than described in the advertisement. It is a joy to leaf through and enlightening to read. When my friend saw it, she purchased the same book. We're both happy with it.