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Though most famous for his engravings, Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was also a master painter and draftsman whose work exemplifies the spirit of German art. Dürer's importance in the German High Renaissance was such that he can be considered to embody the movement entirely. His visits to Italy (where he studied most notably with Giovanni Bellini) had a profound effect on his ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Taschen (first published January 1st 2006)
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Mikey B.
Jul 07, 2014 Mikey B. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography, germany, art

Self-portrait at 13

Self-portrait at 22

This being a Taschen book there are plentiful reproductions of the famous German painter, Albrecht Durer, who lived from 1471 to 1528.

Durer (I think) was the first German painter to become famous. His works are remarkable for their detail, expressiveness and versatility. His engravings (or etchings) are one-of-a-kind in the history of art.

Melancolia I, 1514

Large piece of Turf, 1503

During his lifetime he travelled to Italy where he was exposed to the great It
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Dec 05, 2014 Hom Sack rated it it was amazing
A great followup to yesterday's lecture at the Harvard Art Museums:

Albrecht Dürer’s Master Engravings—Melencolia, St. Jerome, and Knight, Death, and the Devil—500 Years Later | Harvard Art Museums (
Friday, December 5, 2014

In 1513–14, Dürer produced his most celebrated prints, once presumed to be a grand scheme of unified meaning that together represents the medieval scholastic virtues of morality (Knight), intellectual inquiry (Melencolia), and theology (Jerome). Come hear M
Sep 19, 2011 Nathalia rated it really liked it
Truly fascinating.
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A brilliant representation of a man that inevitably fails to match his own self-portrait
Apr 15, 2015 Julie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography-memoir
A beautiful book and fitting tribute to a brilliant artist.
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