Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape


Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape

Description

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.


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Details

Author(s)
Christopher S. Wood
Format
Paperback | 384 pages
Dimensions
138 x 216 x 33.02mm | 861.83g
Publication date
15 Apr 2014
Publisher
Reaktion Books
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
2nd edition
Illustrations note
70 colour, 150 black and white
ISBN10
178023080X
ISBN13
9781780230801
Bestsellers rank
510,228