The Life and Art of Albrecht Durer

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Oktober 2005



This classic text presents the life, times, and works of Albrecht Durer. Through the skill and immense knowledge of Erwin Panofsky, the reader is dazzled not only by Durer the artist but also Durer in a wide array of other roles, including mathematician and scientific thinker. Originally published in 1943 in two volumes, The Life and Art of Albrecht Durer met with such wide popular and scholarly acclaim that it led to three editions and then, in 1955, to the first one-volume edition. Without sacrifice of text or illustrations, the book was reduced to this single volume by the omission of the Handlist and Concordance. The new introduction by Jeffrey Chipps Smith reflects upon Panofsky the man, the tumultuous circumstances surrounding the creation of his masterful monograph, its innovative contents, and its early critical reception.


Erwin Panofsky (1892-1968) taught at the University of Hamburg, New York University, Princeton University, and Harvard University. Jeffrey Chipps Smith is Kay Fortson Chair in European Art at the University of Texas, Austin. His books include "Sensuous Worship" (Princeton).


Praise for Princeton's previous editions: "Whatever was immortal of Albrecht D?rer is covered by this book."--Wolfgang Stechow, Art Bulletin "Panofsky'sD?rer--the result of a lifetime of looking, thinking, reading and making connections--belongs in the library of anyone who takes art seriously. Everything we could want to know about one of history's stellar artists is here."--Victor M. Cassidy, "The Life and Art of Albrecht D?rer may be mandatory reading for students and scholars alike, but it is also one of the more enjoyable reading assignments out there, one that can be mined for material again and again... Smith's concise and well-paced introduction adds another layer to the history of the life of the book itself within the context of twentieth-century historiography."--Susan Maxwell, Sixteenth Century Journal
EAN: 9780691122762
ISBN: 0691122768
Untertitel: Princeton Class. 326 illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Princeton Univers. Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2005
Seitenanzahl: 520 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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