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Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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Wood, Alix.

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of the Dutch painter known for his use of color, discussing his childhood, art education, family life, and famous works.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Windmill Books 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 759.9492 VER

Balliett, Blue

Summary: When strange and seemingly unrelated events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2004

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1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J FICTION Balliett

Jelley, Jane

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Summary: Johannes Vermeer's luminous paintings are loved and admired around the world, yet we do not understand how they were made. We see sunlit spaces; the glimmer of satin, silver, and linen; we see the softness of a hand on a lute string or letter. We recognise the distilled impression of a moment of time; and we feel it to be real. We might hope for some answers from the experts, but they are...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700 JEL

Raczka, Bob.

Summary: Reproductions of seven paintings by the Dutch artist are accompanied by "interviews" with the painting's subjects that reveal information about the composition of the painting, Vermeer's use of light, and who the subject was.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Millbrook Press 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 759.9492 VER

Wheelock, Arthur K.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: H.N. Abrams 1997

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 759.9492 WHE

Summary: This series of lectures introduces the greatest of universal museums. Its aim is not comprehensive. The focus is narrowed to the Department of Paintings, which is responsible for European paintings from the Middle Ages until the mid-19th century. These works of art form an encyclopedic summary of the achievements of painters that can be called the single most important such collection in the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2006

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 708.4 MUS
Call number: DVD 708.4 MUS

Koning, Hans

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Time, inc., c1967. 1967

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 759.9492 KON

Nash, J. M.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston 1972

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 759.9492 NAS

Chevalier, Tracy.

Summary: A maid becomes a model for the 17th century Dutch painter, Vermeer. The woman, an artisan's daughter with a strong power of observation, describes his manner of work, his household and life of the day, including the rigid class system and religious bigotry. A debut in fiction.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2000

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CHE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CHEVA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Che

Summary: Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did seventeenth century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically, 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning ten years, his adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, to the north coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TIM

Summary: 17-year-old Griet must work to support her family, so she becomes a maid in the house of Johannes Vermeer, where she attracts the master painter's attention. He is commissioned to paint Griet, and the result is one of the greatest paintings ever created.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lions Gate Entertainment 2004

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GIR

Dolnick, Edward

Summary: As riveting as a World War II thriller, The Forger's Spell is the true story of Johannes Vermeer and the small-time Dutch painter, Han van Meegeren, who dared to impersonate Vermeer centuries later. The con man's mark was Hermann Goering, one of the most reviled leaders of Nazi Germany and a fanatic collector of art.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 DOL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 759.94 DOL

Bailey, Anthony

Summary: The story of Dutch master painter Jan Vermeer is told against the backdrop of the "golden age" of Dutch culture in the seventeenth century and offers a portrait of Vermeer's life, his artistic career, and his influence on the history of Western art.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 VERMEER, JOHANNES BAI

Balliett, Blue

Summary: When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BAL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Balliett

Liedtke, Walter A.

Summary: Catalog of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Mar. 8-May 27, 2001 and the National Gallery, London, June 20-Sept. 16, 2001.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Museum of Art 2001

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 759.9492 LIE

Vreeland, Susan.

Summary: Eight linked stories tracing the history of a painting by the 17th century Dutch artist, Vermeer. In one, he paints his daughter to pay off debts, a second story describes the loss of the ownership papers, a third takes place on the eve of its theft by the Nazis. By the author of What Love Sees.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MacMurray & Beck 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC VRE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC VRE