Hieronymus Bosch: Complete Works by Stefan FischerHieronymus Bosch: Complete Works by Stefan Fischer

Hieronymus Bosch: Complete Works

byStefan Fischer

Hardcover | February 26, 2016

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Devil in the details: The symbols, monsters, and morals of a Netherlandish radical

A bird-monster devouring sinners, naked bodies in tantric contortions, a pair of ears brandishing a sharpened blade: with nightmarish details and fantastical painterly schemes, Netherlandish visionary Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516) secured his place as an art historical magnet. 500 years on from his death, his extraordinary works continue to enthrall scholars, artists, designers, and musicians.

This large-scale TASCHEN monograph presents the complete Bosch oeuvre, celebrating the artist’s staggering compositional scope and most bizarre and intricate details through full-page reproductions, abundant details, and a fold-out spread drawn from The Last Judgement. With guidance from art historian and Bosch expert Stefan Fischer, we explore the many compelling elements that populate each scene, from hybrid creatures of man and beast, to painterly assaults on the body, and a pictorial use of proverbs and idioms. Particular attention is given to Bosch’s most famous work, the mesmerizing, terrifying triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights.
Title:Hieronymus Bosch: Complete WorksFormat:HardcoverDimensions:300 pages, 13 × 9.5 × 0.98 inPublished:February 26, 2016Publisher:TaschenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3836538350

ISBN - 13:9783836538350


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful into to Bosch Bosch’s large works are shown in their entirety in a small thumbnail, then in sections on a page. Certain noteworthy aspects are then pictured in close-up detail. The colour of the reproductions are beautiful. The text provides a good amount of biographical information (as much as is possible since Bosch’s early life is relatively unknown) as well as an historical perspective of the work. There is also a good analysis of the pieces. I would have like to have seen a little less text and a few more examples of artwork that has been attributed to Bosch’s workshop and followers.
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A useful book. An excellent review of Bosch life and times. The book is filled with detail pictures of the paintings and good text explaining the origins of the images. A failing is the small size of the book. Bosch's paintings were large and there is no large image in the book for reference. This is a very useful addition to your library if you have a large poster of The Garden of Earthly Delight to refer to.
Date published: 2018-01-06