Dürer and His Culture

Dürer and His Culture

by Dagmar Eichberger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521620376

ISBN-13: 9780521620376

Pub. Date: 08/06/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This collection attempts to set preeminent German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dúrer (1471-1528) in the cultural context of the early sixteenth century. It offers analyses of and suggests relationships between Dúrer's work and aspects of his culture that have not received much attention in previous scholarship. These include views of nature and attitudes

Overview

This collection attempts to set preeminent German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dúrer (1471-1528) in the cultural context of the early sixteenth century. It offers analyses of and suggests relationships between Dúrer's work and aspects of his culture that have not received much attention in previous scholarship. These include views of nature and attitudes to collecting, patriotism and morality, witchcraft and the rituals of courtship, the power of visual images and the role of censorship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521620376
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/06/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
273
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Dürer and his culture: an introduction Dagmar Eichberger, and Charles Zika; Part I. Artist and Environment: 1. Naturalia and artefacta: Dürer's nature drawings and early collecting Dagmar Eichberger; 2. Germanic patriotism in the age of Dürer Larry Silver; 3. The Michelfeldt Tapestry and contemporary European literature Wim Hüsken; Part II. Image and Audience: 4. Ways of seeing in the age of Dürer Bob Scribner; 5. Dürer's witch and riding women: shaping moral order in sixteenth-century Germany Charles Zika; Part III. Communal Culture and Representation: 6. Tokens of affection: the meanings of love in sixteenth-century Germany Lyndal Roper; 7. The censorship of images in Reformation Germany 1520–1560 Christiane Andersson; Part IV. Dürer and the Canon: 8. Changing German perceptions of the historical role of Albrecht Dürer Paul Münch; 9. The making of Dürer in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria Irena Zdanowicz; Select bibliography: Albrecht Dürer (1971–1997); Dagmar Eichberger and Charles Zika; Index.

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