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Amsterdam Publishers is Holland's major international publisher. Owner: Liesbeth Heenk Specialized in: Holocaust Memoirs. Amsterdam Museum guides. Secrets of Van Gogh series.
Discover the Treasures of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
A lavishly illustrated museum guide containing the most important highlights of all centuries displayed in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. A perfect guide to preparing yourself to your visit and which makes sure that you'll recognize and fully enjoy the masterworks when visiting Holland's greatest treasure trove, the Rijksmuseum.
Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book describes masterpieces of the Dutch Golden Age such as The Night Watch and The Jewish Bride by Rembrandt, The Milkmaid and The Woman Reading a Letter by Johannes Vermeer, and the famous pictures by Jan Steen and Frans Hals, amongst many others. But the book is not only about Dutch 17th-century paintings. It also describes the highlights of the 18th, 19th and 20th century, the highlights of the applied arts like earthenware, furniture and silver, and the exquisite collection of Asian art, displayed in the specially-built Asian pavilion.
If you read this accessible book before you visit the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, you will be able to fully appreciate and understand the works on display. It is your ultimate Rijksmuseum Amsterdam guide.
Gallery of Honor and 17th-century Art 1
The Rembrandt Hall with The Night Watch 26
Medieval and 16th-century Art 29
18th-century Art 45
19th-century Art 56
20th-century Art 75
Asian Art 78
Special Collections 89
Location and Tickets 91
Further Reading 93
Marko Kassenaar is a Dutch art expert. He works as educator at the Rijksmuseum and Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Liesbeth Heenk is a Dutch art histortian spoecialized in Van Gogh.
I found myself glued to the pages … learning a lot of history along the way.
I love this type of guide that gives precisely the right type of information. Recommended!
I have visited the Rijksmuseum on three separate occasions and I wish I had this book with me during those visits.
If you like the arts, you will love this book!
The author provides the essential highlights of the important pieces in a way that is easy to understand. Also I really enjoyed the little tidbits of cultural information and interesting facts that are often missing in most guides but are included in so many of the descriptions in this book.
This informative book takes the reader on a visually stunning walk through history.
Succinct. Well organized. Highly useful to plan a visit to the Rijksmuseum.