Durer and Beyond Central European Drawings, 1400-1700 Stijn Alsteens, Freyda Spira, Maryan W. Ainsworth, Dirk W. Breiding, George R. Goldner, Guido Messling, Marjorie Shelley, Joshua P. Waterman

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Publication date:
02 Mar 2012
Yale University Press
256 pages: 305 x 229 x 31mm
307 colour illustrations

Durer 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 Durer, 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.

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This catalogue accompanies the exhibition 'Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400–1700' (April 3–September 3, 2012)

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

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.”

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