Travels in Vermeer: A Memoir

Travels in Vermeer: A Memoir


“This e-book is a treasure and a consultant. it's a kind of therapeutic for the mind and the heart.” - (Rebecca Lee)

A lyrical and intimate account of ways a poet, in the middle of a foul divorce, unearths comfort and beauty via viewing the work of Vermeer, in six international towns. in the course of a divorce (in which the custody of his younger daughter is at stake) and over the process a yr, the poet Michael White, travels to Amsterdam, The Hague, Delft, London, Washington, and long island to view the work of Johannes Vermeer, an artist passionate about romance and the interior life.  he's astounded via how consoling it truly is to appear heavily at Vermeer’s ladies, on the artist’s courting to his matters, and at how composition displays again to the viewer such deep feeling. comprises the author’s very own learn of Vermeer. via those travels and his encounters with Vermeer’s radiant imaginative and prescient, White reveals grace and private transformation.

"White brings [sensitivity] to his luminous readings of the work.  An captivating e-book concerning the transformative strength of art."  - (Kirkus Reviews) 

"… Figures it took a poet to get it this fantastically, thrillingly right.” - (Peter Trachtenberg)

"A targeted dance between genres...clear and robust descriptions contact at the mysteries of seduction, loss, and the inventive impulse."   - (Clyde Edgerton)

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