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The Complete Woodcuts of Albrecht Durer

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Publisher Comments:

Albrecht Dürer was a master in various media, but it was in woodcut design that his creative genius reached its highest expression. Here are all of his extant woodcuts, a collection of over 300 great works containing all the familiar cuts long treasured by the world's art lovers: the celebrated series on the Life of the Virgin, The Apocalypse of John (17 cuts), The Great Passion, St. Jerome in his Study, Samson Fighting the Lion, The Fall of Icarus, The Six Knots, The Men's Bath, St. Christopher, The Virgin in Glory, The Rhinoceros, The Last Supper of 1523, illustrations from Dürer's "The Art of Measurement" and from his four books on human proportion, and many others, including much little-known material. This book is the only available source for many of these works.

Although sacred subjects predominate (the Holy Family, scenes from Christ's life, crucifixion, etc., the lives of the saints, Old Testament episodes), many other motifs are treated. There are portraits of prominent men of the ages, book illustrations (secular and religious), coats of arms, the celestial and terrestrial globes, animals, mythological and historical themes, etc. The plates are arranged generally in chronological order permitting the reader to view the development of Dürer's art. From out of the gnarled figures and landscapes one can see the emergence of an individualistic style and skill unrivaled in this sphere.

An introduction by Campbell Dodgson and a 34-page textual guide to the plates by Dr. Willi Kurth discuss the evidence and controversies surrounding the authenticity of each work, citing the opinions of all the important Dürer scholars; they also furnish the reader with the historical background of the cuts and of Dürer's life and times—from the years of apprenticeship in Nuremberg to the last works of 1520-1528.

All of the woodcuts are reproduced in excellent detail. This book is indispensable for the professional art historian and critic. To the layman with any aesthetic interests at all it will be a source of stimulation and satisfaction that only great art can provide.

Synopsis:

Old Testament, St. Jerome, Passion, Life of Virgin, Apocalypse, 346 in all. Introduction by Campbell Dodgson. "The only available source for many of these works." — Antique Monthly.

Synopsis:

Three hundred forty-six reproductions of woodcuts, arranged chronologically, by the German artist with supplementary information on his life.

Synopsis:

Old Testament, St. Jerome, Passion, Life of Virgin, Apocalypse, 346 in all. Introduction by Campbell Dodgson. "The only available source for many of these works." — Antique Monthly.

About the Author

Regarded as the greatest of the German Renaissance artists, Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) created a vast body of work that ranges from altarpieces to copper engravings and portraits. Painter, printer, draughtsman, and art theorist, he remains best known for his woodcuts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486210971
Editor:
Kurth, Willi
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Kurth, W.
Illustrator:
Durer, Albrecht
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Kurth, Willi
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Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Wood engraving
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Art - Artists
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover pictorial archive series
Series Volume:
126
Publication Date:
19630631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
285
Dimensions:
12.25 x 8.5 in 2.08 lb

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Product details 285 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486210971 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Old Testament, St. Jerome, Passion, Life of Virgin, Apocalypse, 346 in all. Introduction by Campbell Dodgson. "The only available source for many of these works." — Antique Monthly.
"Synopsis" by , Three hundred forty-six reproductions of woodcuts, arranged chronologically, by the German artist with supplementary information on his life.
"Synopsis" by ,
Old Testament, St. Jerome, Passion, Life of Virgin, Apocalypse, 346 in all. Introduction by Campbell Dodgson. "The only available source for many of these works." — Antique Monthly.
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