Description - Renaissance and Reformation by The Staatliche Museen Zu Berline
On the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses, this opulent book presents a colourful introduction to Renaissance art and history. Featuring more than a hundred outstanding paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, and treasures of the Age of the Reformation, this publication comprises masterpieces by Albrecht Durer, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Lucas Cranach the Younger, Hans Holbein the Elder and Hans Holbein the Younger, Matthias Grunewald, 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. AUTHOR: STEPHANIE BUCK is Director of the Kupferstich-Kabinett (Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs) in Dresden. JULIEN CHAPUIS is Head of the Skulpturensammlung and Museum fur Byzantinische Kunst (Sculpture Collection and Museum of Byzantine Art) at the Bode Museum in Berlin. STEPHAN KEMPERDICK is Curator at the Gemaldegalerie (Old Master Paintings) Berlin. MICHAEL ROTH is Curator at the Kupferstich-Kabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings) in Berlin. DIRK SYNDRAM is Deputy Director General of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden Art Collections) and Director of the Grunes Gewoelbe (Green Vault) and the Rustkammer (Armoury) in Dresden. JEFFREY CHIPPS SMITH holds the Kay Fortson Chair in European Art at the University of Texas, Austin. 190 colour illustrations
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