Albrecht Durer: Watercolours and Drawings

Albrecht Durer: Watercolours and Drawings

by John Berger
     
 

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Dürer's art: Absolute fidelity to every detail

Five full centuries lie between us and the life of Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). His ability to represent a subject with an absolute fidelity to every detail seemed miraculous to his contemporaries, and still astounds us now: we need only think of his water-colours of plants and

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Dürer's art: Absolute fidelity to every detail

Five full centuries lie between us and the life of Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). His ability to represent a subject with an absolute fidelity to every detail seemed miraculous to his contemporaries, and still astounds us now: we need only think of his water-colours of plants and animals.

In addition, Dürer was the first painter to devote such close attention to the art of the self-portrait. No artist before him painted as many as he. The works by Dürer collected in this book show the full range of this artist’s unique genius.

About the Series:

Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:

  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783822885758
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Series:
Ablums Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,472,866
Product dimensions:
7.19(w) x 8.69(h) x 0.35(d)

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