Medieval & Renaissance Art

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When Kunstwerke und Geräthschaften des Mittelalters und der  Renaissance (1852–1863) was published, what purchasers in fact bought  was a printed museum. With 216 hand-colored copperplate engravings, the  publication gives a comprehensive overview of applied arts in Europe  from the 9th to the 16th centuries, spanning furniture, metalwork,  jewelry, tapestries, and bookbinding.  The book’s lead editor was  well placed to select masterpieces from the Middle Ages through to the  Renaissance from both public and private collections. Jakob Heinrich von  Hefner-Alteneck (1811–1903), was head of the Royal Cabinet of Prints  and Drawings in Munich and later director of the Bavarian National  Museum. The signatures on the plates of Kunstwerke und Geräthschaften  show that he was also the work’s main draftsman.  As much an  artwork in itself as a collection of applied arts over eight centuries,  this exquisite catalogue offers the contemporary reader both a record  and a sourcebook of all that can be achieved by the human hand and  creative imagination. Now this is available in a compact and accessible format.

Part of the Bibliotheca Universalis series.

  • Authors: Carl Becker and  Carsten-Peter Warncke 
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Taschen, 2017
  • 604 pages, 7.7" x 5.5"
  • ISBN: 9783836520263
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