Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape

Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape

Revised and Expanded Second Edition

eBook - 2013
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In the early sixteenth century, Albrecht Altdorfer promoted landscape from its traditional role as background to its new place as the focal point of a picture. His paintings, drawings, and etchings appeared almost without warning and mysteriously disappeared from view just as suddenly. In Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape, Christopher S. Wood shows how Altdorfer transformed what had been the mere setting for sacred and historical figures into a principal venue for stylish draftsmanship and idiosyncratic painterly effects. At the same time, his landscapes offered a densely textured interpretation of that quintessentially German locus-the forest interior.   This revised and expanded second edition contains a new introduction, revised bibliography, and fifteen additional illustrations.
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, Limited, 2013
Edition: 2nd ed
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781780231150
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (439 pages)
Additional Contributors: ProQuest (Firm)


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