— Coming March 16 —

The remarkable story of how

Vermeer and Leeuwenhoek transformed the way we see

“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

Cooper Union
Clock Tower
New York City

Laura Snyder is both

a masterly scholar and

a powerful storyteller.

Oliver Sacks