Hana in the Time of the Tulips.
Hana's story traces the brief, uniquely disastrous history of the seventeenth-century Dutch tulip market. Her father is a merchant who goes overboard in dealing with these bulbs while she watches. She tries to help Rembrandt, a family friend, who has a cameo appearance. Visualized in the style of the period with a simulated Rembrandt etching in end-pages and small vignettes, the pictures convey much of the young girl's emotions. This work is a fine example of how competent artworks may enhance historical studies of art, but also, more broadly, how they enhance cultural investigations.
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|Title Annotation:||Children's Book Briefs|
|Article Type:||Book Review|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2005|
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