Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-351) and index.
Introduction: "Cultural selection" and the origins of pictorial species. -- Antwerp as a cultural system. -- Town and country: painted worlds of early landscapes. -- Money matters. -- Kitchens and markets. -- Labor and leisure: the peasant. -- Second Bosch: family resemblance and the marketing of art. -- Descent from Bruegel I: from Flanders to Holland. -- Descent from Bruegel II: Flemish friends and family. -- Trickle-down genres: the "curious" cases of flowers and seascapes. -- Conclusions: Value and values in the capital of capitalism.