Join me for the public launch of

at The Corner Bookstore, 1313 Madison Avenue, New York City


March 16, 6:00pm–8:00pm

“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