Preface 1. Earthly Delights, Mortal Sins 2. Artistic Foundations: The Spiritual World of Netherlandish Art 3. Documents and Early Works 4. The Infancy and Passion of Christ: Gospel Triptychs 5. Voices in the Wilderness: Bosch's Saints 6. Allegories of Avarice and Lust: Morality Triptychs 7. Drawings and Development 8. Conclusion: Late-medieval End-time 9. Bosch's Afterlife Notes Bibliography Index
Larry Silver, a historian of Northern Renaissance art, received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and is currently Farquhar Professor of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania. His other books include the general survey Art in History and the recent Landscapes and Peasant Scenes: The Rise of Pictorial Genres in the Antwerp Art Market.
"Hieronymus Bosch carefully explores the often-nightmarish mind of this ever-illusive artist. Enormously impressive in its scholarly detail." -- Art Times "Every page proclaims high seriousness. This is the scholarly volume on the artist for our time." -- Arizona Daily Star