By Erwin Panofsky
This vintage textual content offers the existence, instances, and works of Albrecht Dürer. during the ability and significant wisdom of Erwin Panofsky, the reader is dazzled not just via Dürer the artist but in addition Dürer in a wide range of different roles, together with mathematician and clinical philosopher. initially released in 1943 in volumes, The lifestyles and artwork of Albrecht Dürer met with such vast renowned and scholarly acclaim that it resulted in 3 variations after which, in 1955, to the 1st one-volume variation. with no sacrifice of textual content or illustrations, the booklet was once decreased to this unmarried quantity via the omission of the Handlist and Concordance. the hot advent by means of Jeffrey Chipps Smith displays upon Panofsky the fellow, the tumultuous conditions surrounding the production of his masterful monograph, its cutting edge contents, and its early serious reception. Erwin Panofsky used to be essentially the most vital paintings historians of the 20th century. Panofsky taught for a few years at Hamburg college yet was once compelled by way of the Nazis to depart Germany. He joined the college on the Institute for complicated research in 1935, the place he spent the rest of his profession and wrote The Life and paintings of Albrecht Dürer. He built an iconographic method of artwork and interpreted works via an research of symbolism, background, and social factors.
This booklet, one in every of his most crucial, is a complete examine of painter and printmaker Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), the best exponent of northern ecu Renaissance paintings. even though an incredible painter, Dürer used to be most famed for his image works. Artists throughout Europe famous and copied his leading edge and robust prints, starting from spiritual and mythological scenes to maps and unique animals. The ebook covers Dürer's complete profession in exacting element. With a number of indexes and greater than 300 illustrations, it has served as an quintessential reference, last an important to an realizing of the paintings of the nice artist and printmaker. next Dürer stories have unavoidably made connection with Panofsky's masterpiece. Panofsky's paintings remains to be widespread for the author's enormous erudition, subtlety of appreciation, technical wisdom, and profound analyses.