Phaidon's classic illustrated monograph on Rembrandt, updated with an elegantly crafted design for today's burgeoning art aficionados.
Reviving a much beloved group of artist monographs from the Phaidon archive, the new Phaidon Classics bring to life the fine craftsmanship and design of Phaidon books of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Updated with a contemporary "classic" design, full color images and new introductions by leading specialists on the work of each artist, these elegantly crafted volumes revive the fine bookmaking of the first half of the twentieth century, making Phaidon Classics instant collectors' items.
Rembrandt (1606-1669) was arguably the finest painter of the northern Baroque period, and his intimate self-portraits and vast historical canvases such as The Nightwatch open up the world of the seventeenth-century Netherlands. The luxurious large-format book highlights Rembrandt's unique lighting techniques and rich palette.