Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age
Designer Marcel Wanders has presented his latest project at the book fair in Frankfurt: the art book ‘Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age’. It is an homage to the 17th-century Dutch masterpieces from the Gallery of Honour of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
The book brings us eye to eye with over 60 iconic paintings. Each piece is experienced up close with the most surprising details, as the finest printing techniques bring these paintings to life. 28 critical thinkers from the worlds of philosophy, art, film, food, trend, business and design explain how their perception of the world has been influenced by one of these paintings.
There are three editions of the book. First, a Unique Art Edition crafted completely by hand with a gold-plated emblem and gold plating, 2,5D printed reproduction, handwritten calligraphy, textile pages and hand lacquered paintings. This version weights 40 kilograms and measures 70 x 50 x 9 cm. The Limited Edition at 35 kilograms with the same dimensions, has silver plating and is printed with the finest inks. Finally, an unlimited 5-kilogram coffee table edition is available for wider distribution, measuring 33.2 x 23.7 x 5 cm.