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Renaissance & Reformation : German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach (Hardcover)
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On the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, this opulent book presents a colorful introduction to Renaissance art and history. aturing more than a hundred outstanding paintings, drawings, ?prints, sculptures, and treasures of the Age of the Reformation, ?this publication comprises masterpieces by Albrecht Du¨rer, ?Lucas Cranach the Elder and Lucas Cranach the Younger, Hans ?Holbein the Elder and Hans Holbein the Younger, Matthias ?Gru¨newald, and Tilman Riemenschneider, among others. By ?placing these works in their historical context, this beautifully ?illustrated book uses art as a prism through which to consider ?the religious, social and political upheavals of the time. The ?volume includes insightful texts that discuss pivotal subjects ?such as traditional imagery and devotion, Reformation and ?polemics, court life and culture, humanism and reality, as well ?as portraiture and representation. Biographies of the artists, ?an extensive bibliography and a glossary of central terms ?concerning the German Reformation make this a comprehensive ?study of a fascinating period in European art history.
Number of Pages: 239
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Street Date: November 20, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-6288