Great Woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer

Great Woodcuts of Albrecht D rer A master of many media Albrecht D rer excelled in the art of woodcut design This modestly priced edition comprising images both sacred and secular offers an ideal introduction to his work

  • Title: Great Woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer
  • Author: Albrecht Dürer
  • ISBN: 9780486434018
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • A master of many media, Albrecht D rer 1471 1528 excelled in the art of woodcut design This modestly priced edition, comprising images both sacred and secular, offers an ideal introduction to his work Scenes from the lives of Jesus and the saints and episodes from the Old Testament appear alongside a variety of subjects, including a portrait of the Emperor Maximilian aA master of many media, Albrecht D rer 1471 1528 excelled in the art of woodcut design This modestly priced edition, comprising images both sacred and secular, offers an ideal introduction to his work Scenes from the lives of Jesus and the saints and episodes from the Old Testament appear alongside a variety of subjects, including a portrait of the Emperor Maximilian and D rer s coat of arms The ninety four black and white illustrations feature brief captions with basic information regarding titles and dates Long treasured by the world s art lovers, these familiar and lesser known woodcuts are reproduced in excellent detail They constitute an indispensable archive for professional art historians and critics as well as a source of pleasure for all others.

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    1. Nice little introduction about Dürer. Would have been stronger with a bit more background regarding patronage and the popularity of Apocalypse cults. This would probably frame the themes of the prints shown in the book better. Additionally, while some works have the dates inscribed on them, many have none; therefore, dating the woodcuts would have been useful.Four Horsemen of the ApocalypseA fair reference of the works. Though some of my personal favorites, his most popular and well-known piece [...]

    2. 'Great Woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer' is an affordable intro to this artist's work. The collection is edited by Carol Belanger Grafton and includes a short introduction.Albrecht Dürer produced over a thousand artistic pieces druing is life. Presented here are his woodcut designs. For the woodcuts, he provided the drawing and others created the cut woodblock. The collection is primarily religious in nature, but there are secular subjects as well. There is a great amount of detail in the drawings. [...]

    3. Durer was a prolific and varied producer of woodcuts though it appears that the majority had some religious theme, hardly unusual for an artist of his time. What amazes me in looking through the examples provided in this book is the remarkable amount of detail he was able to create, the expressions, details of clothing or brickwork or flora and fauna. I am again also struck by the medieval European settings for biblical stories. And then there is the wonderful Rhinoceros!Some of my favorites are [...]

    4. Great Woodcuts of Albrecht Dührer contains 94 of his woodcuts – which is many more than I’ve seen before. I’m always overwhelmed by the amount of detail Dührer has in his illustrations and the dimension his work includes. I can’t say I’m surprised by this as Dührer was one of the first, if not the first, to extensively study and write about perspective.This edition is a good, clear representation of the woodcuts. Since my knowledge of the stories many of the woodcuts represent is a [...]

    5. Lesson one from this book for me was, being only really aware of the Rhinoceros, how religious an artist Durer was. Here we get three Crucifixions, two Last Suppers, and a lot more besides. They start out at one fine level, and achieve something else when his mathematical mind produced such excellent and notable achievements in perspective. The problem with this book is you have to piece such narratives together yourself – you can see a progression in the work easily, again moving from great t [...]

    6. This is a great collection of Albrecht Dürer's intricate woodcuts, without much commentary. His work is beautiful, so this collection is worth having if you are a fan of his work, or of woodcuts in general. I especially like his close portraits and his animals. This collection features some lesser known works as well as his more acclaimed pieces. It is not particularly a thorough collection, even a thorough collection of only his woodcuts. That would be near impossible with as prolific as he wa [...]

    7. As a printmaker I really admire Durer work. This book provides 92 of his fabulous prints - all black and white, of course but wonderful. I cannot get over the artistry in his work - each line is clearly shown, yet blends into the fabric of the print, light, shade and shadow all there with just a line. This book is a must for any printmaker, or anyone who has an interest in print making. This book was provided to me in return for an honest and unbiased review

    8. With skill and artistryahead of his timeDurerdemonstrates herewhy he is an artistic Masterstill beloved centuries later

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