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Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings, 1400-1700

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  • Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Pages: 272
  • Illustrations: 330 (325 in full color)
  • Binding: Clothbound
  • Dimensions: 9 1/2'' x 10 1/4''
  • Format: Hardcover
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  • ISBN: 9780300179514



By Stijn Alsteens and Freyda Spira

Drer and Beyond presents a selection of 100 works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's outstanding collection of German, Swiss, Austrian, and Bohemian drawings. Featured are numerous drawings by Albrecht Drer, including his celebrated study sheet with a self-portrait. In addition to drawings by major artists such as Martin Schongauer, Albrecht Altdorfer, Urs Graf, Hans Holbein the Younger, Friedrich Sustris, and Wenceslaus Hollar, the selection also highlights work by lesser known but equally superb draftsmen from the fourteenth to the end of the seventeenth century. Richly illustrated and fully documented with artist biographies, comparative illustrations, and enlightening commentary on the variety, quality, and purpose of the featured drawings, this book makes a significant scholarly contribution to a field that has not been widely explored.

272 pages, 330 illustrations (325 in full color). 9 1/2'' x 10 1/4''. Hardcover, clothbound.

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Editorial Reviews

This catalogue of 100 drawings demonstrates the variety, depth, and quality of the Metropolitan Museums collection of artists active in Germany and central Europe during the long Renaissancesome spectacular piecesprovide not only visual pleasure but also exemplary models for graphic techniques, from the sketchy and preliminary to the highly finished this book by Alsteens and Spira (both, the Met) belongs in libraries serving not only art history but also the studio arts. Highly recommended. Lower- division undergraduates and above; general readers.

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