Item description for Albrecht Durer (Taschen Basic Art Series) by Norbert Wolf...
Germany's greatest Renaissance artist Though he is most famous for his engravings, Albrecht D?rer (1471-1528) was also a master painter and draftsman whose work exemplifies the spirit of German art. D?rer's importance in the German High Renaissance was such that he can be considered to embody the movement entirely. His visits to Italy (where he studied most notably with Giovanni Bellini) had a profound effect on his artistic development and enabled him to combine both German and Italian influences in his work. In his later life, D?rer's passion for knowledge and progress led him to research and write on the subjects of art theory and mathematics, making him not only the greatest Northern European artist of his time, but also one of its leading thinkers. This overview of D?rer's entire oeuvre?covering his oil, tempera, and watercolor paintings, copper and wood engravings, and his drawings and sketches?is the perfect introduction to his work.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7.25" Height: 9" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2006
ISBN 3822849227 ISBN13 9783822849224
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More About Norbert Wolf
Norbert Wolf is an art historian based in Munich, Germany. His numerous publications include The World of the Saints and I Titian (both by Prestel).
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Perfect Jun 4, 2008
I received this book in Perfect order. Lots of information in a small inexpensive book. The photos are excellent quality, thank you.
Excellent short book on Durer Oct 19, 2007
Taschen's artist series varies, but all are certainly carefully turned out little books, filled with nicely designed formats and excelletn printing. This book on Durer is an example of the better ones. The author begins right at what for me is the pinnacle of Durer's art - his charcoal drawing of his mother near death, a supreme work of realism, and one of the most powerful portraits in art. A wealth of material is covered without too much difficulty, rather an accomplishment, as Durer's worl is myriad and tricky to get a handle on. Highly recommended, though Art History majors and readers up to a challenge should step up to the far more complex studies of Durer by Panofsky and, especially, the more recent one by Joseph Koerner, The Moment of Self-Portraiture in German Renaissance Art, this latter now in paperback. Koerner's book also has a fine discussion of the misunderstood and very underappreciated art of Hans Baldung Grien.