New perspectives on the art of Renaissance Nuremberg : five essays
Austin, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, 1985
(28.5 cm), vii (1), 101 (1) pp., illustrations. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - The essays discuss the massive woodcut projects commissioned by Emperor Maximilian I from Nuremberg artists, especially Albrecht Dürer (Larry Silver, Prints for a prince: Maximilian, Nuremberg, and the woodcut); the reception of Dürer by Hans Baldung Grien and Lucas Cranach the elder, in particular (Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Hermeneutics in the history of art: remarks on the reception of Dürer); the satirical woodcuts published during the early Reformation (Christiane Andersson, Polemical prints in Reformation Nuremberg); woodcuts of peasant festivals and of mercenaries (Keith Moxey, The function of secular woodcuts in Nuremberg culture of the sixteenth century); and the activities of Nuremberg’s wealthy merchant families as patrons of the arts, ca. 1490-1618 (Jeffrey Chipps Smith, The transformations in patrician tastes in Renaissance Nuremberg). ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.