Durer's Drawings for the Prayer-Book of Emperor Maximilian I: 53 Plates

Durer's Drawings for the Prayer-Book of Emperor Maximilian I: 53 Plates

by Albrecht Durer

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Durer's Drawings for the Prayer-Book of Emperor Maximilian I: 53 Plates by Albrecht Durer

Regarded as the greatest of the German Renaissance artists, Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) created a vast body of work that ranges from altarpieces to copper engravings and portraits. Painter, printer, draughtsman, and art theorist, he remains most famous for his woodcuts.
Dürer's primary patron from 1512 onward was the Holy Roman Emperor and King of the Germans, Maximilian I. Among other commissions, the artist drew these 45 pages of marginal drawings for the monarch's prayer book. Dürer's playful sketches of angels, saints, dragons, musicians, and cherubs reveal a lighthearted and witty side to an artist better known for his more sober visions. These prayer book drawings remained unknown until their 1808 facsimile publication. This volume is the only edition of these images currently in print, and it features eight additional drawings by other artists as well.

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ISBN-13: 9780486782447
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 12/17/2013
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Regarded as the greatest of the German Renaissance artists, Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) created a vast body of work that ranges from altarpieces to copper engravings and portraits. Painter, printer, draughtsman, and art theorist, he remains best known for his woodcuts.

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Copyright © 2012 Berenstain Enterprises, Inc.
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Here come Aunt Dot and Uncle Ed and their son, our cousin Fred.

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Regarded as the greatest of the German Renaissance artists, Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) created a vast body of work that ranges from altarpieces to copper engravings and portraits. Painter, printer, draughtsman, and art theorist, he remains most famous for his woodcuts.
Dürer's primary patron from 1512 onward was the Holy Roman Emperor and King of the Germans, Maximilian I. Among other commissions, the artist drew these 45 pages of marginal drawings for the monarch's prayer book. Dürer's playful sketches of angels, saints, dragons, musicians, and cherubs reveal a lighthearted and witty side to an artist better known for his more sober visions. These prayer book drawings remained unknown until their 1808 facsimile publication. This volume is the only edition of these images currently in print, and it features eight additional drawings by other artists as well.
Dover (2014) republication of the edition originally published by G. Hirth's Kunstverlag, Munich, 1907.
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