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Vermeer in Bosnia Cultural Comedies and Political Tragedies by Lawrence Weschler

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Published by Pantheon .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Popular Culture - General,
  • Sociology,
  • Art,
  • Essays,
  • Art / Popular Culture,
  • Arts,
  • Popular culture

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages432
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7699106M
ISBN 100679442707
ISBN 109780679442707

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  Chapter One. VERMEER IN BOSNIA. I happened to be in The Hague a while back, sitting in on the preliminary hearings of the Yugoslav War Crimes . About Vermeer in Bosnia. From the master chronicler of the marvelous and the confounding–author of Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder–here is a much-anticipated new collection of more than twenty pieces from the past two decades, the majority of which have never before been gathered together in book form. Lawrence Weschler is not simply a superb reporter, essayist, and cultural observer; he.   The opening essay, "Vermeer in Bosnia," is worth the price of the book by itself. The setting is The Hague during the Yugoslavian War Crimes tribunal. He contrasts horrifying testimony about war criminals with the career of the famous Dutch artist Jan Vermeer, whose paintings are on display in a nearby museum/5(4). Thus, for instance, Weschler ponders the nature of art as it emerges in the masterworks of Jan Vermeer, born in a time of savage warfare across northern Europe (“at a tremendously turbulent juncture in the history of his continent, he had been finding—and, yes, inventing—a zone filled with peace, a small room, an intimate vision”), and.

  vermeer in bosnia I happened to be in The Hague a while back, sitting in on the preliminary hearings of the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal-specifically, those related to the case of Dusko Tadic, the only one of more than forty accused war criminals whom the Tribunal has actually been able to get its hands on up to that : In Vermeer in Bosnia, whether he is reporting on the aftermath of the Yugoslav wars (and noticing, for example, how centuries earlier Vermeer had had to invent the peace and serenity we so prize in his work today from a youth during which all of Europe had been as ravaged as Bosnia) or dissecting the special quality of light in his beloved. Vermeer in Bosnia: Cultural Comedies and Political Tragedies by Weschler, Lawrence and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at VERMEER IN BOSNIA: Cultural Comedies and Political Tragedies whose comments led him to explore the peacefulness of Vermeer's paintings in the war-torn book Discover what to read next.

The Barbarian Innovations: 'Vermeer in Bosnia' author Lawrence Weschler will speak at Capitola Book Cafe on Friday, Sept. Beauty and the Beastliness Lawrence Weschler shows how brutality has existed side by side with incredible artistry throughout history in 'Vermeer in Bosnia'. Johannes Vermeer (/ v ɜːr ˈ m ɪər /, October – December ), in original Dutch Jan Vermeer van Delft, was a Dutch Baroque Period painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle class life. During his lifetime, he was a moderately successful provincial genre painter, recognized in Delft and The eless, he produced relatively few paintings and evidently was Known for: Painting.   The opening essay, "Vermeer in Bosnia," is worth the price of the book by itself. The setting is The Hague during the Yugoslavian War Crimes tribunal. He contrasts horrifying testimony about war criminals with the career of the famous Dutch artist Jan Vermeer, whose paintings are on display in a nearby by: 1. Vermeer in Bosnia: Selected Writings by Lawrence Weschler and a great selection of related books, First Edition. This Stated First Edition book is in fine condition. The binding is tight and pages are clean. It appears to have had little if any use. The dust jacket is in very good condition with bumps and scuffs. Tucked inside of the front.