Albrecht Durer : Documentary Biography

Albrecht Durer : Documentary Biography

Description

Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) was hailed in his lifetime as a founder of the Northern Renaissance, and his work revolutionized the art of printmaking. Durer was also the first artist outside Italy to leave behind a large body of writing. Contemporaries and succeeding generations added their accounts of him to this documentary legacy. Jeffrey Ashcroft's new book provides the first English translation of the whole corpus of Durer's writings; the legal, financial, and administrative documentation of his life and work; and what others wrote about him during his life and in the following century. Translations of primary documents are accompanied by extensive commentary, providing Anglophone scholars access to German-language research. This unique combination of documentary evidence, current research, and exhaustive bibliography will doubtless become a definitive source for students and scholars of Durer and his work, as well as for historians of early modern culture, language, and literature.


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Details

Author(s)
Jeffrey Ashcroft
Format
Hardback | 1216 pages
Dimensions
159 x 241 x 99.06mm | 2,495g
Publication date
24 Jan 2017
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
70 b-w illus.
ISBN10
0300210841
ISBN13
9780300210842
Bestsellers rank
898,139