Jeffrey Muller, Ph.D. (1977), Yale University, is Professor of the History of Art at Brown University. His writings on early modern art include Rubens’s Collection in History (2004) and Jesuit Uses of Art in the Province of Flanders (2015).
Everyone interested in the histories of Flemish art, Antwerp, and the Counter Reformation in the South Netherlands.
“Jeffrey Muller’s book is the result of several years of painstaking research in Sint-Jacob’s well-preserved archival records … [It is] of great value both for its wealth of historical information and for the light it throws on the church’s important paintings and sculptures by Rubens, Jacob Jordaens, Gerard Seghers, the Quellinus family, Hendrik van Balen the Elder and many others. … Both the illuminating text and the illustrations will be a very useful resource for students of Flemish Baroque art.”
Hans Vlieghe, in: The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 159, No. 1374 (September 2017), pp. 728-729.
Table of contents
List of Illustrations
List of tables
Chapter 1: St. Jacob’s Parish and Construction of the Church: 1491-1780
Chapter 2: Ornament for the Church: 1585-1656
Chapter 3: Circa 1660: Crisis and Ornament:
The Creation of a New Interior for the Parish Church
Chapter 4: Sacraments in the Parish
Chapter 5: The Blessed Sacrament Chapel and the Marriage Chapel
Chapter 6: The Lady Chapel in Search of an Image
Chapter 7: St. Jacob's New Collegiate Chapter of Canons and Their Choir
Chapter 8: Private Chapels in the Church
Chapter 9: St. Jacob’s Counter Reformation Confraternities
Chapter 10: Death in the Church
Chapter 11: Church Against State in the Time of Enlightenment and Revolution
Appendix 1: Documentation of Private Chapels in St. Jacob's
Appendix 2: Foundation, Membership, and Location of Brotherhoods at St. Jacob’s in Chronological Order