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Medieval Woodcut Illustrations: City Views and Decorations from the Nuremberg Chronicle (Dover Pictorial Archives)

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Perhaps the most elaborately illustrated book of the 15th century, The Nuremberg Chronicle ranks with the Gutenberg Bible in terms of its magnificent craftsmanship and unsurpassed excellence of design. A rich selection of plates from this 1493 history of the world, long a treasured favorite of collectors, is now available in this inexpensive edition.

This volume lovingly preserves the full grandeur of the original woodcuts, designed by the celebrated artists Michael Wolgemut and Wilheim Pleydenwurff. Some scholars believe that since Albrecht Dürer was Wolgemut's student at the time of the book's production, it is possible that he too contributed to the illustrations of the Chronicle. The plates shown here depict 91 locales as they appeared in 15th century Athens, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Jerusalem, Venice, Prague, Munich, Nuremberg, Florence, and many more. Included are 51 city views, 26 of them double-page spreads, each one exhibiting a new mastery of perspective—as this book embodies a stage in the evolution of art from the naïve to its more conscious form. An additional 143 miscellaneous illustrations of figures and decorative objects round out this volume, all of whose cuts emanated from the celebrated printing presses of Anton Koberger.

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Magnificent woodcuts of 93 cities, plus 100 illustrations of figures and decorative objects, from 1493 history of the world. Comparable to the Gutenberg Bible in terms of craftsmanship. 193 black-and-white illustrations.

Synopsis:

The Nuremberg Chronicle, a 1493 history of the world, contains some of the most beautiful woodcuts ever designed. This splendid selection depicts 91 locales — Athens, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Jerusalem, Venice, Prague, Munich, Nuremberg, Florence, and many others, plus 143 illustrations of figures and decorative objects. 194 royalty-free black-and-white illustrations.

Synopsis:

The Nuremberg Chronicle, a 1493 history of the world, contains some of the most beautiful woodcuts ever designed. This splendid selection depicts 91 locales — Athens, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Jerusalem, Venice, Prague, Munich, Nuremberg, Florence, and many others, plus 143 illustrations of figures and decorative objects. 194 royalty-free black-and-white illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486404585
Editor:
Grafton, Carol Belanger
Editor:
Belanger Grafton, Carol
Editor:
Grafton, Carol Belanger
Editor:
Belanger Grafton, Carol
Author:
Grafton, Carol Belanger
Author:
Schedel, Hartmann
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Printmaking
Subject:
World history
Subject:
Chronology, historical
Subject:
Woodwork
Subject:
Clip Art
Subject:
medieval clip art
Subject:
Middle Ages clip art
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Pictorial Archives
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
11 x 8.38 in 0.55 lb
Age Level:
Middle Ages clip art

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"Synopsis" by ,
Magnificent woodcuts of 93 cities, plus 100 illustrations of figures and decorative objects, from 1493 history of the world. Comparable to the Gutenberg Bible in terms of craftsmanship. 193 black-and-white illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Nuremberg Chronicle, a 1493 history of the world, contains some of the most beautiful woodcuts ever designed. This splendid selection depicts 91 locales — Athens, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Jerusalem, Venice, Prague, Munich, Nuremberg, Florence, and many others, plus 143 illustrations of figures and decorative objects. 194 royalty-free black-and-white illustrations.

"Synopsis" by ,
The Nuremberg Chronicle, a 1493 history of the world, contains some of the most beautiful woodcuts ever designed. This splendid selection depicts 91 locales — Athens, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Jerusalem, Venice, Prague, Munich, Nuremberg, Florence, and many others, plus 143 illustrations of figures and decorative objects. 194 royalty-free black-and-white illustrations.
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