Hieronymus Bosch

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Book CoverBosch (DK Art Books)
by Alessia Devitini Dufour, et al (Paperback).

A look at the artist's life and times, the historical and social context in which they worked, and an analysis of his masterpieces. A visual resource with more than 300 superb full-color illustrations. Fact-based text aimed at the general reader makes thevbook perfect for art-history students and art lovers of all ages. Surveys the artist's life and works. Detailed analysis of the artist's masterpieces Includes comparative samples of the work of his contemporaries.
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Book CoverHieronymus Bosch
by Walter S. Gibson (Paperback).

Art is a mystical and magical phenomenon. For that reason, few scholars of the art of the past can resist the temptation to cloud their work with terminal over-analysis and obfuscating jargon. Fortunately, Walter Gibson (like St. Anthony in the desert) does not succumb to these demons. With a clear eye, he reviews the work, thought and religious sentiment of one of the most mystical painters in human history; however, he never lets daylight in upon magic. The reader finishes this delightful little tome on Bosch with a better understanding of his work, but a profound respect for his mystery. Gibson is erudite without being obfuscatory, respectful without being unduly ingratiating. An excellent work by someone who truly loves and understands art.
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Book CoverHieronymus Bosch (Masters of Art)
by Carl Linfert (Hardcover).


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Book CoverHieronymus Bosch (First Impressions)
by Gary Schwartz (Paperback).

This biography of 15th-century Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch is written and designed especially for young readers (ages 10-15). While not much is known about the life of Bosch, author and scholar Gary Schwartz melds what little information there is with vivid descriptions about what life was like in the 1400s to convey, in particular, a sense of how religion played a central role in the understanding of art at that time. Schwartz presents his own and other scholars' interpretations of Bosch's symbol-rich paintings, but most importantly, he challenges young readers to draw their own conclusions. The book is illustrated throughout with carefully selected, enlarged details, and Bosch's most famous work, the multi- paneled Garden of Delights, is presented in a gorgeous gatefold. Although intended for a younger audience, this clothbound volume is produced to the same exacting standards as any Abrams book: the paper quality and printing lavish, and no attention to detail has been spared. Included are an index, a list of illustrations, and 36 of the 55 illustrations reproduced in full color.
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Book CoverHieronymus Bosch : C. 1450-1516 : Between Heaven and Hell (Basic Series : Art)
by Walter Bosing (Paperback).

Excellent book at a bargain price. Great photos in large format of most of Boschs works along with short but insightful descriptions.
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Book CoverPish, Posh, Said Hieronymus Bosch
by Nancy Willard, Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Leo Dillon (Illustrator) (Paperback).

"I'm quitting your service, I've had quite enough of your three-legged thistles asleep in my wash. . . ." So begins Nancy Willard's imaginative tale about the unconventional Flemish painter Hieronymous Bosch (1450-1514), as told by his wildly dissatisfied housekeeper. Two Caldedcott Medalists and their son depict a most unusual household filled with bizarre delights. Full color.
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Alchemical Imagery in Bosch's Garden of Delights
by Laurinda S. Dixon (Paperback).
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Book CoverHieronymus Bosch Calendar
by Hieronymus Bosch (Calendar).

Wall calendar featuring the works of Bosch.
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Bosch (Hieronymus) the Complete Works
by Roger H. Marijnissen (Unknown Binding).
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Essential Hieronymus Bosch
by Benjamin Rifkin (Hardcover).

Due to be published in 2000
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Hieronymus Bosch
by Erik Larsen (Hardcover).

Erik Larsen's book on Bosch looks good on a coffee table and reads even better.
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Prints of Hieronymus Bosch
by Paul Lafond (Hardcover).

Due to be published in 2000
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The Secret Heresy of Hieronymus Bosch
by Lynda Harris (Hardcover).

At last a new angle on the strange paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. This is a well written and researched book, and seems to solve many mysteries in the artist's work. This must be the answer to the mystery of Bosch's paintings. A fascinating book which keeps you hooked to the end. Full of new ideas.
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Out-of-Print Books


Bosch
by Robert L. Delevoy (Hardcover).

Originally published (hardcover) in 1960, this is late art historian Delevoy's (1914-1982) account of the quirky imagination of the fascinating Dutch painter of the late Middle Ages, Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516). With 50 color illustrations. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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Bosch : The Complete Works
by Roger H. Marijnissen (Hardcover).
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Bosch in Perspective
by James Snyder.
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Bosch, Bruegel, and the Northern Renaissance
by Claudia Lyn. Cahan.
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The complete drawings of Hieronymus Bosch [introduction and notes by] Charles van Beuningen
by Hieronymus Bosch.
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The complete paintings of Bosch
by Hieronymus Bosch.
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Das Weltgerichtstriptychon von Hieronymus Bosch : Gemčaldegalerie der Akademie der Bildenden Kčunste in Wien
by Renate Trnek.
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Garden of Earthly Delights
by Peter S Beagle.

This book lays out lots of the hidden meanings in the painters strange iconography, some of which are personal feelings. Of all the painters to write about, he chose only Bosch. All of the sections of the painting in which he discusses and blown up and right there for you to look at as you read (short and sweet).
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Hieronimus Bosch : The Temptation of Saint Anthony
by Anne F. Francis.
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Hieronymus Bosch : his picture-writing deciphered
by Dirk Bax.
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Hieronimus Bosch
by Charles De Tolnay.
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Hieronimus Bosch
by Wilhelm Fraenger, Helen Sebba (Translator).
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Hieronimus Bosch
by Gregory. Martin.
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Hieronymus Bosch : The Man and His Paintings
by James Snyder.
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Hieronymus Bosch and Alchemy : A Study on the St. Anthony Triptych
by Madeleine, Bergman.
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Hieronymus Bosch and Lucas Cranach : two Last judgement triptychs : description and exposition
by Dirk Bax (Paperback).
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The Millennium of Hieronymus Bosch : Outlines of a New Interpretation
by Wilhelm Franger.
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The pictorial language of Hieronymus Bosch : represented in a study of two pictures, The Prodigal Son, and the Temptations of St Anthony, with comments on themes in other works
by Clâement Antoine Wertheim Aymáes.
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