Amsterdam University Press

Year of Rembrandt 2019

2019 marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death. Here at AUP we have a long history of publishing on the subject of Rembrandt, with critically acclaimed books such as Ernst van de Wetering's Rembrandt. The Painter at Work and The Painter Thinking.
Self-portrait in a Cap, Wide-eyed and Open-mouthed, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1630
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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Rembrandt. The Painter at Work Revised Edition 2018 / 356pp. / paperback Ernst van de Wetering

"This is a very rich book, a deeply felt analysis of an artist whom the author knows better than almost any other living scholar." - Christopher Brown, Times Literary Supplement!

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Rembrandt. The Painter Thinking 2016 / 336pp. / paperback + hardback Ernst van de Wetering

"Our overall view of Rembrandt is now on a new plateau and it is appropriate to salute Ernst van de Wetering for his remarkable achievement." - Burlington Magazine


Adriaen Brouwer. Master of Emotions. Between Rubens and Rembrandt 2018 / 224pp. / hardback Katrien Lichtert (ed.)

This international team of art historians offer in-depth analyses of Brouwer's work. The result is a book that finally does justice to the master of emotions.

Also available in Dutch and French.

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Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll in the Dutch Golden Age 2017 / 172pp. / paperback Benjamin B. Roberts

With his engaging storytelling-style filled with humorous anecdotes, Roberts convincingly shows how deviant male youth behavior is a feature of all ages.

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Rembrandt and his Circle. Insights and Discoveries 2017 / 420pp. / hardback Stephanie Dickey (ed.)

"No serious scholar of Dutch studies can fail to consult this excellent selection of essays edited by Stephanie S. Dickey." - Shelley Perlove, Historians of Netherlandish Art Reviews

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Confronting the Golden Age. Imitation and Innovation in Dutch Genre Painting 1680-1750 2015 / 234pp. / hardback Junko Aono

"This groundbreaking study examines the market forces, cultural values, and historical selfconsciousness of painters who reconciled their own artistic identities and production with respect to the genre tradition." - Amy Golahny, Choice Reviews

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The Universal Art of Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-1678). Painter, Writer, and Courtier 2013 / 296pp. / hardback Thijs Weststeijn (ed.)

"This volume on the artist, writer, and poet Samuel van Hoogstraten adds considerably to our understanding of Rembrandt’s most learned and cosmopolitan pupil." - C. Tico Seifert.

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The Visible World: Samuel van Hoogstraten's Art Theory and the Legitimation of Painting in the Dutch Golden Age 2008 / 512pp. / paperback Thijs Weststeijn

“Thijs Weststeijn’s book is destined to become one of the principal bibles for those who even remotely wish to read and understand Samuel van Hoogstraten’s thinking”, Jan Blanc, Simiolus

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Sex and Drugs before Rock 'n' Roll 2012 / 318pp. / paperback Benjamin B. Roberts

"This is a path-breaking study of a generation of youth, deeply informative about standards and behaviors in the past, and genuinely entertaining as well." - Prof. Peter Stearns, George Mason University

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In His Milieu: Essays on Netherlandish Art in Memory of John Michael Montias 2007 / 496pp. / paperback Amy Golahny / Mia M. Mochizuki / Lisa Vergara

Drawing upon John Michael Montias’ contribution to art history, these 32 essays present analyses, attributions, and documents on Netherlandish art and material culture – including the work of Vermeer, Rubens, Rembrandt, van Eyck and others.

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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019