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Memoirs of Journeys to Venice and the Low Countries

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Those who go about on the Riva always expect four times the value for anything, for they are the falsest knaves that live there. No one expects to get an honest service of them. For that reason some good people warned me to be on my guard against them. They told me that they cheat both man and beast, and that you could buy better things for less money at Frankfort than at ...more
Paperback, 68 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Echo Library (first published December 12th 1977)
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Albrecht Dürer has been one of my favorite artists and historical figures for years. And only a few days ago did I realize we share our birthday! I had to read something about him immediately, to satiate my excitement. And what's better that his very own letters and diaries?

A short and delightful read. His letters to his best friend are full of warmth, wit and curiosity. Much to my satisfaction, just like I have imagined him. The journal might be a bit tedious, but hidden between neatly kept acc
I raided Project Gutenberg's collection of books on arts and artists recently and this was one of the books I downloaded. Albrecht Dürer is one of my favourite artists and it has been interesting to see him in the most mundane way, removed from the mystique of an artist.

The book is a collection of letters and diaries, and they deal for the most part, with firmly quotidian concerns. Dürer pays bills, receives payments, trades drawings. I would be lying if I said it doesn't get very dry. However,
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A lot of this reads like Durer balancing his account book, but when he does look up from his receipts Durer displays a humane wit and a gift for observation. Recommended.
Decent read. Basically Durer's diary. Gets a bit long at times.
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Albrecht Dürer was a German painter, printmaker and theorist from Nuremberg.
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