Stefan Fischer studied art history, history, and classical archaeology in Munster, Amsterdam, and Bonn. In 2009 he completed his doctoral thesis "Hieronymus Bosch: Malerei als Vision, Lehrbild und Kunstwerk." His specialist fields are Netherlandish painting of the 15th to the 17th centuries and museology.
"This may be the first time for many of us to actually see Bosch...
Bosch's paintings require close-up textual study. With these pages,
there's no guard to shoo you back or announce closing time."
"...a magnificently illustrated monograph. Instead of pushing to the front of a close-packed crowd and briefly peering, you can study the mind-bending visions of this medieval master at your leisure."
"This big impressive book showcases in vivid colors the drolleries he devised, which were traditionally shown only at the margins of the medieval manuscripts."
"An earthly delight not to be missed."
"TASCHEN have produced an epic volume that exhaustively details Bosch's surviving works."
"...surely the most lavishly produced monograph ever published on the artist."