1) The fortified City of Delft
2) Artisans and the Guild of St Luke
3) Science and Technology in Delft
4) Vermeers Private House
5) Women - Courtship - Music
6) Beer - Bread - Markets
7) Hidden Corners in Delft
8) Selected Bibliography
Literature on Vermeer is extensive. See the major, ever expanding bibliography on web site www.essentialvermeer.com
My personal choice includes a number of books below by Blankert, Wheelock and Montias.
A. Blankert, Vermeer of Delft, 1978, Phaidon, Oxford.
W. Franits, The Cambridge Companion Guide to Vermeer, New Haven/London, 2004
I. Gaskell, Vermeer's Wager (Sudies in Art History and Culture), London, 2000
I. Gaskell, M. Jonker (Eds.), Vermeer Studies, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1998, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT.
W. Liedtke (ed.), Vermeer and the Delft School, exhibition catalogue, 2001, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City and Yale University Press, New Haven,
J.M. Montias, Artists and Artisans in Delft, a Socio-Economic Study of the Seventeenth Century, 1982, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.
J.M. Montias, Vermeer and his Mileu, 1991, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.
U. Neidhart and M. Giebe, with essays by Albert Blankert, Chrisitne Klose, Johann Koller, Annalise Mayer-Meintsschel et. al., Johannes Vermeer 'Bei der Kupplerin,' exh. cat., Dresden, 2004
A. K. Wheelock Jr., C.J. Kaldenbach, Verneer’s View of Delft and his Vision of Reality, Artibus et Historiae, (6)(1982) 9-35
A.K. Wheelock Jr., Vermeer and the Art of Painting, New Haven and London, 1995
Arthur Wheelock Jr., Ben Broos, Johannes Vermeer, Exhibition catalogue, 1995
Mauritshuis, The Hague, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC., and Waanders, Zwolle.
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Published online, July 15, 2011. Update 10 July, 2016.