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Albrecht Dürer, 1471-1528 : the genius of…

Albrecht Dürer, 1471-1528 : the genius of the German Renaissance (2007)

by Norbert Wolf, Albrecht Dürer (Artist)

Other authors: Claudia Frey (Cover designer)

Series: Taschen Basic Art series

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Vienna is one of the Dürer capitals of the world where it is quite easy to hop into a museum and see multiple Dürers hanging on the wall (or copies thereof, the Albertina is notorious for showing copies, after having nearly ruined the hare by mercilessly pimping it out). Especially in comparison to the huge canvasses of later times, the paintings of Dürer look and are tiny. So this Taschen A4 introduction shows many works close to their actual size (the tiny picture of the hare being a notable exception).

Dürer's paintings are very well represented, his prints less so - as is the case with the Dürers on exhibit in the museums. I'll have to track down editions of his prints too. The Taschen book offers a fine introduction to his life, his work and the era at an unbeatable price (while KHM offers it at a reduced price of 10 EUR, I bought mine at the annual Taschen sales for 5 EUR). ( )
  jcbrunner | Jul 31, 2015 |
Se eu já gostava de Dürer, fiquei absolutamente fascinada depois de ver seu auto-retrato exposto no Louvre.

http://www.louvre.fr/llv/oeuvres/detail_notice.jsp?CONTENTcnt_id=101341986732263... ( )
  JuliaBoechat | Mar 30, 2013 |
A short illustrated guide to one of the art superstars of the early 1500s. Lots of great pictures with short interpretations.
  robeik | May 25, 2012 |
Standard Taschen booklet : Interesting if basic commentary, good if limited work selection. ( )
  Kuiperdolin | Nov 1, 2009 |
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Dürer, AlbrechtArtistmain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Though most famous for his engravings, Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) was also a master painter and draftsman whose work exemplifies the spirit of German art. Durer's importance in the German High Renaissance was such that he can be considered to embody the movement entirely. This work offers an overview of Durer's entire oeuvre.… (more)

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