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I discussed Eye of the Beholder with Leonard Lopate on March 16.

“Engaging and richly detailed.”

The Wall Street Journal

“Rich and rewarding.”

American Scholar

“Ingenious, lucid and revealing look at the lives of
two brilliant men who changed our way of seeing the world.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Laura Snyder is both a masterly scholar and a powerful storyteller.
She transports us to the wonder-age of seventeenth-century Holland.
A fabulous book.”

Oliver Sacks

“An irresistible invitation into the lives and work of
Vermeer and van Leeuwenhoek.
It’s a wonderful and vivid book.”

Katharine Weber · Author of The Music Lesson

“A thoughtful elaboration of the modern notion of seeing.”

Russell Shorto · Author of Amsterdam

“This delightful book is solidly researched
but reads like a novel—and a good one at that!”

Walter Liedtke · Metropolitan Museum of Art