Discover the Treasures of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
A lavishly illustrated museum guide containing the most important highlights of all centuries displayed in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. A perfect guide to preparing yourself to your visit and which makes sure that you'll recognize and fully enjoy the masterworks when visiting Holland's greatest treasure trove, the Rijksmuseum.
Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book describes masterpieces of the Dutch Golden Age such as The Night Watch and The Jewish Bride by Rembrandt, The Milkmaid and The Woman Reading a Letter by Johannes Vermeer, and the famous pictures by Jan Steen and Frans Hals, amongst many others. But the book is not only about Dutch 17th-century paintings. It also describes the highlights of the 18th, 19th and 20th century, the highlights of the applied arts like earthenware, furniture and silver, and the exquisite collection of Asian art, displayed in the specially-built Asian pavilion.
If you read this accessible book before you visit the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, you will be able to fully appreciate and understand the works on display. It is your ultimate Rijksmuseum Amsterdam guide.
An excellent introduction by an expert in the field. Recommended before visiting the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
In the series Amsterdam Museum books we have tried not to use any art historical jargon, but instead want you to read about art in an intelligent yet enjoyable way. We illustrated the book with high quality photographs.
All publications in the series:
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam – Highlights of the Collection
The Anne Frank House – Anne's Secret Annex turned into Museum
Van Gogh Museum – Highlights of the Collection
Hermitage Amsterdam – Highlights from the Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg