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Book review: Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age by Marcel Wanders

Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age is a groundbreaking art publication combining the finest materials, the most innovative techniques and the testimonies of thought leaders and craft masters from around the world. “This book is about how the greatest masterpieces influence how we see the world today.” Marcel Wanders. Frankfurt, Germany, 14th October 2015 – The internationally renowned designer Marcel Wanders presents his latest project at the book fair in Frankfurt – the unique art publication Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age, which pays homage to the 17th-century Dutch masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum’s prestigious Gallery of Honour. Three years in the making, the project was born of Marcel Wanders’ profound appreciation for this outstanding cultural heritage and its timeless significance. The book brings us eye to eye with over 60 iconic paintings such as Rembrandt’s Nightwatchand Vermeer’s Milkmaid. Each piece is experienced up close with the most surprising detail, as the finest printing techniques and thoughtful perspectives transport these paintings from a different age and vividly bring them to life. Leading contemporary critical thinkers from the worlds of philosophy, art, film, food, trend, business and design explain how their perception of the world has been influenced by these paintings with each…

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