German Renaissance prints 1490 1550

Author: Giulia Bartrum
Publisher: British Museum Pubns Ltd
ISBN: 9780714126043
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Renaissance in Germany was one of the most important periods in the history of European printmaking. Largely through the singular efforts of Albrecht Durer, the woodcut was transformed from cheap book decoration into a medium of artistic merit in its own right. From the last quarter of the fifteenth century painters began to take up the technique of engraving and introduced many innovations. The first etchings ever to be produced, which also include the earliest pure landscapes in European art, date from the first quarter of the sixteenth century. The collection held by the British Museum ranks with the greatest in the world and this catalogue includes some of its finest examples. Prints were used to propagate the ideas of the Reformation and the humanists, and were also favoured by the impecunious Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I as a cheap means of glorifying his status, Giulia Bartrum emphasises the stylistic diversity of German Renaissance prints and places them in their historical context. There is a representative selection of the works of Albrecht Durer, who combined unsurpassed technical excellence with artistic genius, and his most idiosyncratic of pupils. Hans Baldung Grien, is also discussed. Artists from Augsburg include Hans Burgkmair, Hans Schaufelein and Jorg Breu. Also represented are Lucas Cranach, close friend of Martin Luther and specialist in elegant portraits and courtly subjects for the dukes of Saxony, and Hans Holbein the Younger, who designed book illustrations in Basel and became court painter to Henry VIII of England.

Recoding World Literature

Author: B. Venkat Mani
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0823273407
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the current vantage point of the transformation of books and libraries, B. Venkat Mani presents a historical account of world literature. By locating translation, publication, and circulation along routes of "bibliomigrancy," Mani narrates how world literature is coded and recoded as literary works find new homes on faraway bookshelves. Mani argues that the proliferation of world literature in a society is the function of a nation's relationship with print culture. Moving from early Orientalist collections, to the Nazi magazine Weltliteratur, to the European Digital Library, Mani reveals.

Violent Women in Print

Author: Clare Bielby
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 1571135308
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First book to explore print-media representations of 1970s German terrorism from an explicitly gendered perspective, while also examining media coverage of other violent women.

Early Music Printing in German Speaking Lands

Author: Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315281430
Format: PDF
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The first century of music printing in Germany had its own internal dynamics, affected by political and social events such as the Reformation. Yet it also had an international dimension: German printers set up shops all around Europe, taking materials and techniques with them, or exporting necessary materials such as type. For the first time, this collection brings together the different strands that define the German music printing landscape from the late fifteenth to the late sixteenth century. From the earliest developments in music printing and publishing, to printing techniques and solutions, the commerce of music printing, and intellectual history, the chapters outline broad trends in the production of different genres of printed books and examine the work of individual printers. The book draws upon the rich information gathered for the online database Catalogue of early German printed music / Verzeichnis deutscher Musikfrühdrucke (vdm), the first systematic descriptive catalogue of music printed in the German-speaking lands between c. 1470 and 1540, allowing precise conclusions about the material production of these printed musical sources. The result is a highly original and varied picture of the beginnings of music printing in a geographical region that, until now, has been somewhat neglected.

Mapping Ethnography in Early Modern Germany

Author: S. Leitch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230112986
Format: PDF
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As the first book-length examination of the role of German print culture in mediating Europe's knowledge of the newly discovered people of Africa, South Asia, and the Americas, this work highlights a unique and early incident of visual accuracy and an unprecedented investment in the practice of ethnography.

German Expressionist Woodcuts

Author: Shane Weller
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486134113
Format: PDF, ePub
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Over 100 works by Beckmann, Feininger, Kirchner, Kollwitz, Nolde, Marc, and others. Distorted, stylized forms embody revolutionary mood of the early 20th century. Introduction. Captions. Notes on artists.

German Print Advertising 1933 1945

Author: Ray R. Cowdery
ISBN: 9780910667296
Format: PDF, ePub
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Some say it is evil, some call it militarism in print, and others love it. Most people have difficulty being neutral on the subject of German print advertising of the 1933 - 1945 period. Regardless of their point of view, almost anyone who has objectively examined the advertising art produced in Nazi Germany has been stunned by the powerful graphics. This book is about advertising. In it Ray & Josephine Cowdery do not attempt to analyze, explain, justify, endorse, condemn or specifically depict any aspect of Third Reich Germany other than print advertising. The Cowderys simply provide a never-before-seen selection of advertising art of the Third Reich extracted from a priceless private archive of ancient magazines, newspapers and books. 176 very heavily illustrated pages Over 400 period advertisements 95 advertisements in full-color Ads and subjects are fully indexed Key German words defined Complete historical introduction Reichskulturkammer explainedThe book contains advertisements that feature a wide variety of products from aircraft to lingerie, automobiles to food, edged weapons, uniforms, toys, hotels, binoculars, ships, tobacco, art supplies, pistols, cameras, flags, porcelain figurines, motorcycles, ammunition, gas generators, bicycles, theaters, rifles, books, trains, insigne, boots, tableware, busses, helmets, chemicals, beer, radios, boxing matches, military caps, goggles, cosmetics, gasoline, razor blades, tires, cough drops, nightclubs, and even funerals.