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Durer

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Author: Allan Braham
Publisher: Spring Books
Format: Hardback USED
ISBN: N/A
Comments: Missing dust jacket

The achievement of Albrecht Durer, to many the greatest German artist, is a many-sided one. Born in 1471, and trained as a goldsmith and later as painter and draughtsman, he might have been expected to perpetuate conservative, later-medieval traditions. Impelled, however, by an unremitting curiosity about the contemporary world, and an unhappy preoccupation with his own status, Durer was the first Northern artist to make a decisive break with these traditions.

The Italian Renaissance played a profound part in his liberation and a tremendously varied output of woodcuts, engravings, drawings, paintings and writings provides a fascinating record of Durer's rapid development towards becoming a highly individual Renaissance artist and scholar.

The introduction by Allan Braham, Assistant Keeper at the National Gallery, London, concentrates on Durer's activities as a painter and draughtsman, illustrated by 50 full-colour plates. Black and white illustrations cover other apsects of his graphic work. The text includes quotations from Durer's writings, chosen to introduce his unusual personality and the range of his sympathies and intelligence.


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Last Updated: 27 June 2017