Across the Alps

Across the Alps : The Secret Life of Albrecht Durer

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Standing on a ridge of the Bavarian Alps, artist Albrecht Durer is torn between responsibility and infatuation. Below him lie Venice and the vibrant woman he just met. Ahead of him is Nuremberg, where he and his wife make their home.

Durer's wife lacks the allure and spirit of the Venetian woman, but his marriage to her secured him with the artistic workshop he so desperately needs. So, suppressing his desires, a despondent Durer chooses duty over passion and turns his steps toward home.

So begins Across the Alps, Gail Tanzer's intriguing fictionalization of the life of one of history's great artists. With his wife's support, Durer manufactures exquisite religious woodcuts, making them into prints and selling them at prices even common people can afford. His success and reputation soar, but Durer is troubled. He yearns for passion and beauty, two desires that his loyal but cold and homely wife cannot satisfy.

Driven by the need for resolution, Durer returns to Venice, committed to locating a man forging his work in Venice but mainly to see what he has been missing. What happens in Venice forces Durer into making a final decision between a great romance and fidelity-a choice that will change the course of his life forever.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514317982
  • 9781514317983
  • 2,511,558

About Gail Tanzer

Gail Tanzer's insight into human behavior grew out of her career as a social worker. She returned to school to study art history and taught art history at the college level for ten years.

Tanzer travels extensively to research her novels. Fascinated with the lives of lesser known as well as more famous artists, she is the author of Duccio and the Maesta and Across the Alps.
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