Inside Bruegel by Edward Snow
The Play of Images in Children's Games

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In this brilliant, original and lavishly illustrated book, Edward Snow undertakes an inquiry into a single painting by the Flemish master Peter Bruegel the Elder—the kaleidoscopic Children’s Games—in order to unlock the secrets of the great painter’s art.


About Edward Snow

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Edward Snow is a professor of English at Rice University. North Point Press has published his translations of Rilke's New Poems (1907), New Poems (1908) [The Other Part], The Book of Images, and Uncollected Poems. He has won both the Academy of American Poets' Harold Morton Landon Translation Award and the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.
Published November 30, 1997 by North Point Press. 248 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Reading into Bruegel's paintings, Snow renders the Dutch artist, in recondite prose, into an abstract impressionist.

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While experts like Erwin Panofsky, Walter Gibson and Max Friedlander (the latter oddly absent from Snow's bibliography) have gone a considerable way to explain Bruegel's work, other art historians with more literary pretensions, like Charles de Tolnay, have shown the pitfalls of that approach.

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