Albrecht Dürer

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Albrecht Dürer
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About the Author:
Sandra Forty is a graduate of London University, where she studied medieval and early modern history. Since then, she has worked as a journalist in London, then as a book editor and writer. She is the author of a number of books, mostly on architecture and art. Sandra lives in South Devon with her husband, children and many cats.
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Albrecht Dürer worked during the time of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. Typical of his era, religion was the subject of most of his creative work.

We know more about Dürer than many artists of his day, thanks to his proclivity with the pen as well as with his paintbrush. He was also widely known across Europe during his lifetime because much of his work was disseminated by printing. Dürer left a considerable body of work: around 1,300 drawings and sketches, copper engravings, woodcut prints, numerous portraits, and several significant altarpieces. Dürer single-handedly transformed the way woodcuts were composed to produce much more texture within the finished print.

After his death, Dürer’s reputation achieved almost cult status in Germany, with huge jubilee celebrations in 1828, 300 years after his death. Today, Dürer is justifiably renowned as one of the greatest Renaissance artists.

This handy-sized book includes a detailed artist's biography and dozens of full-color illustrations featuring some of Dürer’s most important works.
  • Hardcover
  • 106 pages
  • 6 1/5" x 6 1/10" x 7/10"
  • TAJ Books International, 2012
  • ISBN-10: 1844061949
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844061945
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