Dürer

Dürer

Book - 2012
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Albrecht D#65533;rer (1471-1528) was the greatest artist of the Northern European Renaissance. D#65533;rer's virtuoso woodcuts and engravings ensured his fame throughout the Continent during his own lifetime. Yet he also produced an extraordinary output in other media - including painting, watercolour and drawing - which encompasses riveting portraits and self-portraits, grand altarpieces and meticulous studies of animals and nature.

In this major new monograph, Jeffrey Chipps Smith examines the myths that have contributed to D#65533;rer's legend, considering his life and career within the framework of a tumultuous epoch in European history. Taking account of the extensive scholarship on the artist, Smith provides fresh insights into many of his most notable works, uncovering the creative process behind them and their wealth of meanings and ideas. Central to Smith's focus is the historical and cultural ferment of pre- and post-Reformation Europe, as he traces D#65533;rer's formative years in the Imperial free city of Nuremberg and his subsequent travels across Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. The result is a vivid picture of the professional activity of a prolific and psychologically complex figure.

With its detailed commentary and original research, this is both an authoritive and an approachable monograph - indispensable for the student or scholar, while certain to appeal to anyone interested in this brilliant artist.
Publisher: London ; New York : Phaidon, c2012.
ISBN: 9780714845609
0714845604
Branch Call Number: 709.2 Smith
Characteristics: 448 p. :,ill. (some col.), map ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dürer, Albrecht 1471-1528.

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