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Durer (Hardcover) Loot Price: R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 You Save: R36 (15%)
Durer (Hardcover): Giulia Bartrum
Durer (Hardcover): Giulia Bartrum

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Durer (Hardcover)

Giulia Bartrum

Series: Gift Books

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Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) is arguably the first truly international artist, a celebrity both during his own lifetime and since. A major artist of the northern Renaissance, he was praised by his contemporaries and described shortly after his death as the prince among German painters. Durers achievements as a painter were matched by his remarkable manipulation of the traditional techniques of woodcut and engraving, which altered the history of printmaking and ensured that his works were admired and collected throughout Europe. The British Museum holds one of the finest collections of Durers graphic art in the world, with superlative prints and drawings from all phases of his career. Beginning with an introduction to the life of the artist, the book presents a selection of Durers best-known works including early figure studies, landscape watercolours, animal studies drawn from nature and his imaginative famous prints such as Adam and Eve, Rhinoceros and Melancholia. As well as demonstrating Durers astonishing range of subject matter, the book explores his working method and the versatile, spontaneous nature of his draughtsmanship. The development of Durers ideas from drawings to related woodcuts and engravings is also investigated, making the book a perfect concise introduction to this fascinating and much-admired artist.

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Imprint: British Museum Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Gift Books
Release date: March 2007
Authors: Giulia Bartrum
Dimensions: 185 x 150 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 96
ISBN-13: 978-0-7141-2651-7
Barcode: 9780714126517
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 1400 to 1600 > Renaissance art
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 1400 to 1600 > Renaissance art > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Painting & paintings
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Painting & paintings > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Individual artists
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Individual artists > General
LSN: 0-7141-2651-9

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