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Renaissance & reformation : German art in the age of Dürer and Cranach.

  • Los Angeles, CA : Los Angeles County Museum of Art ; Berlin : Staatliche Museen zu Berlin--Preussischer Kulturbesitz ; Dresden : Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden ; Munich : Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen München ; Munich : Prestel Verlag, Munich, [2016]
  • ©2016
239 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Summary note:
Featuring more than a hundred outstanding paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, and treasures of the Age of the Reformation, this publication comprises masterpieces by Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Lucas Cranach the Younger, Hans Holbein the Elder and Hans Holbein the Younger, Matthias Grünewald, and Tilman Riemenschneider, among others. By placing these works in their historical context, this beautifully illustrated book uses art as a prism through which to consider the religious, social and political upheavals of the time. The volume includes insightful texts that discuss pivotal subjects such as traditional imagery and devotion, Reformation and polemics, court life and culture, humanism and reality, as well as portraiture and representation. Biographies of the artists, an extensive bibliography and a glossary of central terms concerning the German Reformation make this a comprehensive study of a fascinating period in European art history.
  • Published in conjunction with the exhibition "Renaissance and Reformation: German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach" held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, November 20, 2016-March 26, 2017.
  • "A cooperation of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, and the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen München."
  • Essays by Michael Eissenhauer, Dirk Syndram, Bernhard Maaz, Jeffrey Chipps Smith, and Julien Chapuis.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-233) and index.
Other title(s):
Renaissance and reformation : German art in the age of Dürer and Cranach
  • 9783791355399 ((trade edition))
  • 3791355392 ((trade edition))
  • 9783791366807 ((museum edition))
  • 3791366807 ((museum edition))
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