Vilhelm Hammershoi and Danish Art at the Turn of the Century

by Poul Vad
translated by Kenneth Tindall 

Vilhelm Hammershoi was a leading Danish painter of his generation. In this illustrated book - winner of the Amelienborg Prize in its Danish version - the author examines the life and work of Hammershoi. He looks at Hammershoi not only as an important Danish painter but also in the context of European art in general at the beginning of the 20th century. His biography of Hammershoi is interwoven with readings of significant or characteristic works from each phase of the painter's career - from the interior paintings to the monumental figure compositions "Artemis" and "Five Portraits", in which Hammershoi introduced pictorial innovations and summed up his vision of the human condition. Translated from the original 1988 edition by Poul VadIncludes biographical summary, bibliography, index of names, photographic credits, list of illustrations and more462 pages. 9.5" by 12.25". 

Published by Yale University Press. New Haven and London. 1992. 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition with a VERY GOOD DJ.

  • ISBN: 0300049560
  • Green cloth covers remain free of any major signs of age or wear. 
  • Boards exhibit subtle indentations along the upper and lower edges. 
  • Corners are sharp. 
  • Spine, featuring silver lettering, remains square and firm and exhibits gently bumped ends. 
  • Binding is firm. 
  • Interior is subtly age-toned along the perimeter though otherwise remains free of major signs of age or wear. 
  • Marginalia to the following pages: 185, 247, 277, 279-281.
  • Text block edges are gently darkened and exhibits mild stains. 
  • DJ is gently age-toned and exhibits gently bumped edges, corners and spine ends. 
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Year Printed: 1992
Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Topic: Fine Arts: Monographs
Binding: Hardcover
Region: Europe
Author: Poul Vad
Subject: Art & Photography
Original/Facsimile: Original
Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press
Place of Publication: New Haven
Special Attributes: Dust Jacket
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