Author(s): Tancred Borenius
Rembrandt van Rijn (1601-69) was one of the greatest masters of northern Europe, whose works contributed to the fantastically creative Dutch Golden Age of the seventeenth century. His supreme empathy for the human condition, exhibited in his portraits, self-portraits and genre paintings, have made him one of the best loved painters of the last four centuries. 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 created by Ludwig Goldscheider - art historian, designer and co-founder of Phaidon Press. Updated with a contemporary 'classic' design, full colour 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.
Tancred Borenius (1885-1948) was a Finnish art historian, diplomat and the first Professor of Art History at University College London. Walter Liedtke is Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and a specialist in Dutch and Flemish paintings.