|Elea Baucheron & Diane Routex.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||176 / 2014|
Who was the model for Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring? How were the giant drawings known as Nazca Lines scrawled across Peru's desert coast? Why is Botticelli's Birth of Venus an ingenious example of mathematic computation? Traveling across centuries and continents, this collection of 40 artworks and artists examines secrets that have confounded experts and enthusiasts. Presented in beautiful color spreads, each is profiled in an accessible commentary, and while some of these mysteries have been solved, this book reveals why many others will continue to puzzle and delight viewers down through the ages.