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"Our Vermeer" by Larry Silver

Further Readings


Theophile Thoré, “Van der Meer de Delft,” Gazette des Beaux-Arts (1866)

P.T.A. Swillens, Johannes Vermeer: Painter of Delft, 1632-1675 (Utrecht and Brussels, 1950)

Lawrence Gowing, Vermeer (London, 1952; reprint, Berkeley, 1997)

Charles Seymour, “Dark Chamber and Light-filled Room: Vermeer and the Camera Obscura,” Art Bulletin 46 (1964), 323-31

Heinrich Schwarz, “Vermeer and the Camera Obscura,” Pantheon 24 (1966), 170-80

Daniel Fink, “Vermeer’s Use of the Camera Obscura—A Comparatve Study,” Art Bulletin 53 (1971), 493-505

Albert Blankert, Vermeer of Delft (Oxford, 1978)

John Michael Montias, Vermeer and his Milieu: A Web of Social History (Princeton, 1989)

Edward Snow, A Study of Vermeer (Berkeley, 1994)

Arthur Wheelock, Vermeer and the Art of Painting (New Haven, 1995)


Arthur Wheelock, ed., Johannes Vermeer, exh. cat. (Washington-The Hague, 1995

Philip Steadman, Vermeer’s Camera (Oxford, 2001)

Wayne Franits, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Vermeer (Cambridge, 2001)


Per Contra Spring 2007