The theme of this full color volume is Trading Values in Early Modern Antwerp.
From the publisher’s website, 16 December 2014
In his Descrittione di tutti i Paesi Bassi of 1567, the Italian merchant and humanist Ludovico Guicciardini described Antwerp as the warehouse of the world where all kinds of commodities were traded and displayed. Early modern Antwerp’s pre-eminent position depended upon links between material trade and exchange and the circulation of information, knowledge and beliefs. In this multidisciplinary volume of the NKJ, articles by leading scholars in the fields of art and material culture, literature and history explore ways in which value was propagated in the city from its so-called golden age, before the Revolt of the Netherlands, far into the seventeenth century.
Table of contents
Christine Göttler, Bart Ramakers & Joanna Woodall, "Introduction"
Joanna Woodall, "De wisselaer. Quentin Matsys’s Man weighing gold coins and his wife, 1514"
Arjan van Dixhoorn, "The values of Antwerp and the prosperity of Belgica. Political economy in Guicciardini’s Descrittione di tutti i Paesi Bassi (1567)"
Hubert Meeus, "Printing vernacular translations in sixteenth-century Antwerp"
Sven Dupré, "The value of glass and the translation of artisanal knowledge in early modern Antwerp"
Inneke Baatsen, Bruno Blondé & Julie De Groot, "The kitchen between representation and everyday experience. The case of sixteenth-century Antwerp"
Koenraad Jonckheere, "An allegory of artistic choice in times of trouble. Pieter Bruegel’s Tower of Babel "
Christine Göttler, "Wit in painting, color in words. Gillis Mostaert’s depictions of fires"
Stephanie Porras, "Copies, cannibals and conquerors. Maarten de Vos’s The big fish eat the small"
Ralph Dekoninck, "A graphic Koiné for a new religious value. The visual translatability of the Evangelicae Historiae Imagines"
Bart Ramakers, "Sophonisba’s Dress. Costume, tragedy and value on the Antwerp Stage (c. 1615-1630)"
Raingard Esser, "The diamond of the Netherlands. Histories of Antwerp in the seventeenth century"
Sarah Joan Moran, "The right hand of Pictura’s perfection. Cornelis de Bie’s Het gulden cabinet and Antwerp art in the 1660s"
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