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"KURZWEIL VIEL OHN' MASS UND ZIEL": ALLTAG UND FESTTAG AUF DEN AUGSBURGER MONATSBILDERN DER RENAISSANCE ("Much Amusement without Moderation and Purpose": Weekday and Holiday in Augsburg Month Paintings of the Renaissance). Hartmut Boockmann et al. Zeughaus, Stadtische Kunstsammlungen, Augsburg, 1994. Organized by Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin. Published in association with Hirmer Verlag, Munich. 304 pp. with 268 ills. (163 col., 4 foldout). 32 x 25 cm. LC 94-182709 ISBN 3777463302 In German.
Showcasing a 16th-century cycle of four panoramic tableaux depicting the special festivities and everyday activities associated with each season of the year in Renaissance Augsburg, this scholarly catalogue presents extensive pictorial documentation of the featured paintings along with eight well-illustrated essays discussing the tradition of calendar illumination in medieval Europe, the origins and recent restoration of the Augsburg series, and the historical, cultural and artistic significance of the works.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany — 1400-1600 — Painting
Plans: 50
Worldwide Number: 024429
Hardcover $80.00    

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