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    DescriptionAlbrecht Durer (1471-1528), perhaps the most famous of all German artists, embodies the modern ideal of the Renaissance man-he was a remarkable painter, printmaker, draftsman, designer, theoretician, and even a poet. More is known about his thoughts and his life than about any other Northern European master of his time, since he wrote extensively about himself, his family's history, his travels, and his friends. His woodcuts and engravings were avidly collected and copied across Europe, and they quickly established his reputation as a master. Praised in life and elegized in death by such thinkers as Martin Luther and Erasmus, he served Emperor Maximilian and other leading church and secular princes in the Holy Roman Empire. Although there is a vast specialized literature on the Nuremberg master, The Essential Durer fills the need for a foundational book that covers the major aspects of his career. The essays included in this book, written by leading scholars from the United States and Germany, provide an accessible, up-to-date examination of Durer's art and person as well as his posthumous fame. The essays address an array of topics, from separate and detailed studies of his paintings, drawings, printmaking, and sculpture, to broader concerns such as his visits to and interactions with Venice and the Netherlands, his personal relationships, and his relationships with other artists. Collectively these stimulating essays explore the brilliance of Durer's creativity and the impact he had on his world, exposing him as an artist fully engaged with the tumultuous intellectual and religious challenges of his time.

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    The Essential Durer
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Larry Silver, Edited by Jeffrey Chipps Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 312
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9780812221787
    ISBN 10: 0812221788

    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    BIC subject category V2: ACND, AFC
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25800
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.0T
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 760.092
    DC23: 709.2
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/ARTAS
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA, AFC
    Illustrations note
    88 illus.
    University of Pennsylvania Press
    Imprint name
    University of Pennsylvania Press
    Publication date
    15 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Larry Silver is Farquhar Professor of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Peasant Scenes and Landscapes: The Rise of Pictorial Genres in the Antwerp Art Market, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Jeffrey Chipps Smith is Kay Fortson Chair in European Art and Professor of Art History at the University of Texas.
    Review quote
    Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2010 "Provides a new and comprehensive introduction to Durer's art, life, and times. Written throughout in a lucid yet scholarly style, it is deservedly destined to feature prominently on syllabi throughout the English-speaking world."-Burlington Magazine
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations Preface List of Abbreviations 1 Durer-Man, Media, and Myths -Larry Silver 2 Durer's Drawings -Christiane Andersson and Larry Silver 3 Durer and the High Art of Printmaking -Charles Talbot 4. Durer as Painter -Katherine Crawford Luber 5 Durer and Sculpture -Jeffrey Chipps Smith 6 Durer and Venice -Andrew Morral 7 The Artist, His Horse, a Print, and Its Audience: Producing and Viewing the -Ideal in Durer's Knight, Death, and the Devil (1513) -Pia F. Cuneo 8 Civic Courtship: Albrecht Durer, the Saxon Duke, and the Emperor -Larry Silver 9 Durer and the Netherlands: Patterns of Exchange and Mutual Admiration -Dagmar Eichberger 10 Agony in the Garden: Durer's "Crisis of the Image" -Donald A. McColl 11 Albrecht Durer between Agnes Frey and Willibald Pirckheimer -Corine Schleif 12 Impossible Distance: Past and Present in the Study of Durer and Grunewald -Keith Moxey Notes Short Bibliography List of Contributors Index