Monday, May 9, 2016

Great Woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer

Great Woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer
author: Albrecht Dürer
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.00
book published: 2004
rating: 4
read at: 2016/05/09
date added: 2016/05/09
shelves: non-fiction
'Great Woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer' is an affordable intro to this artist's work. The collection is edited by Carol Belanger Grafton and includes a short introduction.

Albrecht Dürer produced over a thousand artistic pieces druing is life. Presented here are his woodcut designs. For the woodcuts, he provided the drawing and others created the cut woodblock. The collection is primarily religious in nature, but there are secular subjects as well. There is a great amount of detail in the drawings. The crumbling walls have pits. The clothing has folds. The drawings have depth.

Some of the reproductions are a bit fuzzier. I imagine the source materials to be rather old since the work dates from the 13th Century. This would also explain the plethora of drawings of martyrs and Biblical scenes. I really enjoyed looking through this collection and seeing the minute details in every single picture, even something that looks like it's just a study for a larger drawing.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Dover Publications and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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