The RKD has made available for download their publication on the cutting-edge technology of employing weave map software and automated thread counts to better understand the painting supports of seventeenth-century Dutch painting, in this case, the materials of Johannes Vermeer. This book is the result of research on all 34 of Vermeer’s canvases. The volume consists of six larger essays, including an introduction by Arthur Wheelcok on the use of computer-generated weave maps in the study of Vermeer and seventeenth-century Dutch painting. As the following essays demonstrate, this technical study offers a window into Vermeer’s painting technique from composition to the priming of the canvas. Edited by C. Richard Johnson, Jr. and William A. Sethares, with contributions by: Michiel Franken, C. Richard Johnson, Jr, Petria Noble, William A. Sethares, Chris Stolwijk, Ige Verslype, Sytske Weidema and Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr.
For the link to publication: http://countingvermeer.rkdmonographs.nl/