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Albrecht Dürer, 1471-1528 : the genius of the German Renaissance

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Kirtland Community College Library ND 588 .D8 W65 2016 30775305545403 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 3836530813
  • ISBN: 9783836530811
  • Physical Description: print
    95 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Köln : Taschen GmbH, 2016.

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General Note: Cover title: Dürer.
Original edition 2006 TASCHEN GmbH
Translated from the German.
Formatted Contents Note: "I was more inclined towards painting" -- The mark of genius -- For city and emperor -- In the Netherlands -- Durer and religion -- A new Apelles -- Albrecht Durer, 1471-1528: life and work.
Summary, etc.: A polymath of the German Renaissance, Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was a prolific artist, theorist, and writer whose works explored everything from religion to art theory to philosophy. His vast body of work includes altarpieces, portraits, self-portraits, watercolors, and books, but is most celebrated for its astonishing collection of woodcut prints, which transformed printmaking from an artisan practice into a whole new art form. Dürer's woodcuts astonish in scale as much as detail. Through works such as Apocalypse and the Triumphal Arch for Emperor Maximilian I, he created dense, meticulous compositions that were much larger, much more finely cut, and far more complex than any earlier woodcut efforts. With an ambitious tonal and dynamic range, he introduced a new level of conceptual, emotional, and spiritual intensity. His two major woodcut series on Christ's Passion, named The Large Passion and The Small Passion after their size, are particularly remarkable for their vivid human treatment of the Christian narrative. In his copper engraving, Melancholia I, meanwhile, Dürer created a startling vision of emotional ennui, often cited as a defining early image of a depressive or melancholic state. Ever inquisitive, Dürer absorbed ideas not only from masters and fellow artists in Germany but also from Italy, while his own influence extended across Europe for generations to come. In this essential TASCHEN introduction, we explore this pioneering figure's complex practice, his omnivorous intellect, and the key works which shaped his enduring legacy. --Publisher.
Language Note:
Translated from the German.
Subject: Dürer, Albrecht 1471-1528 Criticism and interpretation
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