Dürer and Beyond

Central European Drawings, 1400-1700

Stijn Alsteens and Freyda Spira; With contributions by Maryan W. Ainsworth, Dirk H. Breiding, George R. Goldner, Guido Messling, Marjorie Shelley, and Joshua P. Waterman

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Dürer and Beyond presents a selection of 100 works from the Metropolitan Museum's outstanding collection of German, Swiss, Austrian, and Bohemian drawings. Featured are numerous drawings by Albrecht Dürer, including his celebrated study sheet with a self-portrait. In addition to drawings by major artists such as Martin Schongauer, Albrecht Altdorfer, Urs Graf, Hans Holbein the Younger, Friedrich Sustris, and Wenceslaus Hollar, the selection also highlights work by lesser known but equally superb draftsmen from the 14th to the end of the 17th century. Richly illustrated and fully documented with artist biographies, comparative illustrations, and enlightening commentary on the variety, quality, and purpose of the featured drawings, this book makes a significant scholarly contribution to a field that has not been widely explored.

Stijn Alsteens is curator and Freyda Spira is assistant curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art(04/03/12-09/03/12)

This catalogue of 100 drawings demonstrates the variety, depth, and quality of the Metropolitan Museum’s collection of artists active in Germany and central Europe during the long Renaissance…Highly recommended.”
ISBN: 9780300179514
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Co-publisher: Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press
272 pages, 9 1/2 x 10
325 color + 5 b/w illus.
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