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ALBRECHT DURER: DOCUMENTARY BIOGRAPHY -- DURER'S PERSONAL AND AESTHETIC WRITINGS; WORDS ON PICTURES; FAMILY, LEGAL AND BUSINESS DOCUMENTS; THE ARTIST IN THE WRITINGS OF CONTEMPORARIES. Jeffrey Ashcroft. Yale University Press, New Haven, 2016. Copyright 2017. Two volumes. Vol. 1: 668 pp. with 57 ills. Vol. 2: 538 pp. with 16 ills. 25 x 18 cm. LC 2015-44967 ISBN 9780300210842 In English.
Publisher's description: Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) was hailed in his lifetime as a founder of the Northern Renaissance, and his work revolutionized the art of printmaking. Durer was also the first artist outside Italy to leave behind a large body of writing. Contemporaries and succeeding generations added their accounts of him to this documentary legacy. Jeffrey Ashcroft's new book provides the first English translation of the whole corpus of Durer's writings; the legal, financial, and administrative documentation of his life and work; and what others wrote about him during his life and in the following century. Translations of primary documents are accompanied by extensive commentary, providing Anglophone scholars access to German-language research. This unique combination of documentary evidence, current research, and exhaustive bibliography will doubtless become a definitive source for students and scholars of Durer and his work, as well as for historians of early modern culture, language, and literature.
Artist(s):Durer, Albrecht
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany — 1400-1600 — Graphic Arts (Prints), Painting
Plans: 71,54,55
Worldwide Number: 173398
Hardcover $125.00    

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