Author: Marc Pos
Foreword: Ronald Giphart
In The Secret of The Night Watch, author and television producer and executive Marc Pos takes you along on a fantastic adventure: the reconstruction of The Night Watch. Thirty different paintings have already been reconstructed for the television program Masterpiece. AII of the knowledge and experience gained from those previous programs is now being used to reconstruct The Night Watch, one of the world’s greatest masterpieces.
The team, consisting of Lisa Wiersma, Michel van de Laar, Thijs Hagendijk and Joris Dik, faces an incredible challenge. It’s only during the process that it becomes clear just how extensive the project really is: extra help is needed with the painting, and the team faces problems with the underpainting. We follow the team in their quest, which eventually leads them to a reconstruction that not only allows them to follow in Rembrandt’s footsteps but also unravels The Night Watch’s secrets for the public.
© 2022 TERRA Publishing
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Concept and composition: Marc Pos
Text and image editing: Merijn de Leur-van Duyn
Final editing: Barbara Luijken and Marijke Overpelt
Translation: Bas Brinkman
Editing and translation: Textcase, Deventer, The Netherlands
Graphic design: Mijke Wondergem
Layout: Peter Tychon
Lithography: DPS Design & Prepress Studio, www.dpsonline.nl
This publication has been made possible through the mediation of Miranda Bruinzeel, www.bureaubruinzeel.nl and commissioned by AVROTROS and POSVIDEO.
First print, 2022
ISBN 978 90 8989 886 9