Dürer: Colour Library by Martin BaileyDürer: Colour Library by Martin Bailey

Dürer: Colour Library

byMartin BaileyAs told byMartin Bailey

Paperback | March 26, 1999

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This volume, one in a series of lavishly illustrated paperback books on major artists and their works, tells the story of Durer. From a look at the artist's life and times, to the historical and social context in which he worked, to an analysis of his masterpieces, this is a vital visual resource with more than 300 superb full-color illustrations. The fact-based text is aimed at the general reader, and makes the series perfect for art-history students and art lovers of all ages.
Title:Dürer: Colour LibraryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 12 × 8.88 × 0.38 inPublished:March 26, 1999Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714833347

ISBN - 13:9780714833347

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) was one of the greatest artists of the Northern Renaissance, remarkable for the range and versatility of his work. His woodcuts and engravings made him famous throughout Europe and he is still regarded as one of the most brilliant printmakers of all time. Durer was equally successful at religious and secular subjects, painting magnificent altarpieces and powerful portraits. He also produced an impressive range of drawings and watercolours in a variety of media. The son of a Hungarian goldsmith, Durer grew up in Nuremberg, a town half-way between the Netherlands and Italy, and he found inspiration in the work of the painters of both these major artistic centres of his time. But rather than simply imitating what others were doing, Durer was very much an innovator; he is the first artist who is known to have painted a self-portrait and to have done a landscape painting of a specific scene. This book contains some of his best-loved works, including A Young Hare and Praying Hands.