Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age Unlimited Edition now available worldwide
“This book is about how the greatest masterpieces
influence how we see the world today.” – Marcel Wanders
Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age is a groundbreaking art publication combining the finest materials, the most innovative techniques and the testimonies of thought leaders and craft masters from around the world.
Amsterdam, 15th August 2016 – Internationally renowned designer Marcel Wanders launches the unlimited version of his collectible art publication Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age. Produced for a wider audience, this 576-page hardback version pays homage to the 17th-century Dutch masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum’s prestigious Gallery of Honour and is available for 125 EUR.
Three years in the making, the project was born of Marcel Wanders’ profound appreciation for this outstanding cultural heritage and its timeless significance. “This book is about how the greatest masterpieces influence how we see the world today," says Marcel Wanders.
The volume brings us eye to eye with over 60 iconic paintings such as Rembrandt’s Night Watch and Vermeer’s The Milkmaid. Each piece is experienced up close with the most surprising detail and thoughtful perspectives transport these paintings from a different age and vividly bring them to life.
Thirty leading contemporary critical thinkers from the worlds of philosophy, art, film, food, trend, business and design express how their perception of the world has been influenced by these paintings – with each renowned expert focusing on an individual work of art.
Featuring writings of Ferran Adrià, David Allen, Alain de Botton, Anton Corbijn, Angela Missoni, Jimmy Nelson, Erwin Olaf and many more, the testimonies add a new dimension to how these masterpieces are seen, and offer a deeper perspective of life itself. Presented in English, the book includes six contemporary artworks by participating artists.
For collectors, Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age is also available as a Limited Edition which was launched in April 2016 (edition of 2500, 6.500 EUR) along with a Unique Art Edition (availability and price on request).
Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age is a special initiative and project of Marcel Wanders created in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum and publisher Steven Hond from Uitgeverij Komma.
For further information, and to order the book, please visit:
Join our Unlimited Edition Launch on August 30:
Book signing with Marcel Wanders
Museumstraat 1, 1017 XX Amsterdam
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Talk with Marcel Wanders
American Book Center
Spui 12, 1012 XA Amsterdam
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Marcel Wanders in conversation with design critic Jeroen Junte
Fred, Frederik Hendriklaan 217, 2582 CB The Hague
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on September 3:
Viewing Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age
Manuscripta at the Boekenparade
Tolhuistuin, IJpromenade, Amsterdam
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