Marcel Wanders


Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age debut at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015


Three years in the making, Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age, a true a labour of love is finally presented to the world at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015. More than a book, Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age, is a work of art in itself, which shares with us over 60 of the greatest masterpieces of the past and reveals how they influence how we see the world today. With the museum reopening its doors in 2013 after a ten-year renovation, the timing was perfect to undertake this endeavor.

The design of the book combines the ageless master paintings with professional perspectives set in different styles of calligraphy along with an offering of contemporary works of art, allowing each page to reveal its own surprises and distinction.

With this heroic homage to the 17th Century Dutch masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum’s prestigious Gallery of Honour, Marcel Wanders captures for us his reverence for those enshrined and their ability to transcend time, ideology and societal trends.  

Each piece is brought up close with the most surprising detail, as the finest printing techniques and thoughtful perspectives transport these paintings from a different age and vividly bring them to life. Celebrate the arrival of this limited-edition homage to cultural heritage that is equally as beautiful and relatable as the story of how this book came to be.



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