A standard book on the history of ancient textile art. For the first time, it presents the highlights of a world-renowned textile collection of The Phoebus Foundation: more than 300 fabrics and textile-related objects (jewellery, combs, hairpins, etc.).
Nowhere does the geographical diversity of a continent become more apparent than in the collection of 20th-century Latin American art from The Phoebus Foundation. Discover masterpieces by Latin American masters such as Joaquin Torres-Garcia and José Gurvich.
From their own backgrounds, personalities and life experiences, entrepreneur Fernand Huts and art historian Katharina van Cauteren write their own story about the same subject: the Golden Age of the Southern Netherlands in the Middle Ages. In their own style and without any consultation with each other, they give their own vision on the development of capitalism, the medieval world in which art, industry, agriculture, trade and finance were established.
This book has been published on the occasion of the exhibition The Birth of Capitalism. Golden Age of the Southern Netherlands (2016).
Hendrick de Clerck, court artist for the Flemish Archdukes Albrecht and Isabella, masterfully developed a visual propaganda avant la lettre. This monograph places his impressive career at the beginning of the seventeenth century in its context.
In many respects, the Middle Ages in the southern Low Countries were more modern than the widely acclaimed Renaissance. In this book, young researchers sweep you off on a journey through these fascinating ‘golden times’ of dynamic cities, independent women, international networks of trade and commerce, organized workers and world-class artists. The economic history of the Middle Ages is described from the innovative perspective of various groups in society and illustrated with artworks from the rich collection of The Phoebus Foundation.
Coming Home brings to vivid life the broad cultural context of the Flemish belle époque and the years between the twentieth century’s two world wars. It’s a book about Symbolism, Impressionism and Expressionism, and a forgotten piece of art history. But above all, Coming Home is a story about roots and the search for a sense of belonging in a rapidly changing world – a quest as relevant today as it was then.
This book has been published on the occasion of the exhibition Rooted (2017).
The medieval legend about the famous Flemish scoundrel ‘Reynaert the fox’ is a literary classic. Discover the adventures of the sly Reynaert and his unfortunate companions in this 21st century retelling.
This book has been published on the occasion of the Fox Hunt exhibition (2018).
The Bold and the Beautiful is an appointment with history: a meeting through the art of portrait painting with men and women from bygone centuries. This book takes masterpieces from the collection of The Phoebus Foundation and outlines the broad context in which they came into being, peeling back levels of meaning like the layers of an onion.
This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition The Bold and the Beautiful (2020).
For more than three years a team of international experts worked on the restoration of the Dymphna altarpiece from the collection of The Phoebus Foundation. In the book Crazy about Dymphna we shed new light on this unique artwork. Discover the exceptional stories, forgotten for centuries, that unfolded beneath those layers of dust and dirt.
From Memling to Rubens is a rollercoaster ride through three hundred years of cultural history, starring the breathtaking masterpieces from the collection of The Phoebus Foundation.
This book has been published on the occasion of the exhibition From Memling to Rubens. The Golden Age of Flanders (2021).