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The Reformation of the Image
Joseph Leo Koerner
0226448371
May 2006
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Book Description
Martin Luther preached the radical notion that we are saved through faith alone. With one stroke, he overturned a thousand years of practice and teaching. Gone was the need for saintly intercessors and a special priesthood or the richly decorated and image-filled churches in which such mediation could take place. What counted now was faith arriving inwardly, in each individual, through the text of the Bible—the naked Word of God itself. But if words—not iconic images—led the believer to salvation, why didn’t religious imagery disappear during the Reformation?  The answer, according to Joseph Leo Koerner’s masterful The Reformation of the Image, lies in the paradoxical nature of Protestant religious imagery itself, which is at once both iconic and iconoclastic. According to...


The Reformation of the Image
Joseph Leo Koerner
0226450066
December 2003
Hardcover
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Review
Eamon Duffy London Review of Books : "Koerner's readings of Cranach's art are unfailingly arresting and inventive . .. . it is a long time since a work of art history has kept me so consistently reaching for a pencil to register ardent appreciation or violent dissent."--London Review of Books
Alexander Murray Times Literary Supplement : "A learned and penetrating inquiry into a central theme in Europe's art history.."--Times Literary Supplement
Arthur C. Danto ARTFORUM : "[An] extraordinary study . . . It is a stupendous and persuasive piece of schollarship . . .Nearly every page has some fresh insight, some novel information, some striking argument or surprising formulation."--Arthur C. Danto, ARTFORUM
Arthur C. Danto ARTFORUM : "[An] extraordinary study . . . It is a stupendous and...


Illustrated Bartsch, Vol. 141, Commentary: James Ensor
James N. Elesh (Editor)
089835000X
October 1982
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English, French


Lucas Cranach: His Life, His World, His Pictures
Peter Moser
3933469155
April 2005
Hardcover
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Art in the Making: Underdrawings in Renaissance Paintings
David Bomford (Editor)
0300092253
December 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Preliminary drawings beneath the surface layers of a painting can often be made visible by a technique called infra-red reflectography. The fascinating revelations of such underdrawings are always a source of important material for art history, leading to deductions about attribution, style, changes in composition, and workshop practices. This accessible book presents the results of pioneering research on the underdrawings of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century paintings by conservation, scientific, and curatorial staff at the National Gallery in London. The contributors to the book explain the techniques of infra-red photography and reflectography and discuss the materials and technical findings of underdrawings in paintings of the Renaissance period. Also included in the book are detailed entries on the underdrawings...


Beyond the Naked Eye: Details from the National Gallery
Jill Dunkerton
185709381X
November 2005
Hardcover
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Review
Art Times : "For painter, art lover, or the simply curious . . . A beautiful little treasure."-Art Times

Book Description
What admirer of a great Renaissance painting has not wished for the chance to approach it closely and examine each tiny detail? This unique book permits just such a close-up view of some of the most beautiful masterpieces in the National Gallery, London. Using photography taken through a microscope, this book shows details from paintings that would not normally be seen: a gem sparkling on a ringed finger, a minute insect, intricate brushwork, the texture of a painted surface.
Each of the macrophotographs in the book documents around a half-inch section of a Renaissance panel painting, revealing the smallest details in works by Lucas Cranach, Jan van Eyck,...


German Master Drawings from the Koenigs Collection: Return of a Lost Treasure
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
9056624172
March 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This publication presents 139 drawings and 3 prints from a recently rediscovered portion of the Koenigs Collection--one of the world's most important pre-war private collections of drawings, assembled in 1920-1930 by the Haarlem-based art collector Franz Koenigs (1881-1941). In 1940, part of the collection illegally came into the hands of German occupiers, and after WWII ended, they were taken by the Red Army as spoils, then rediscovered in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow in 1993. The 142 images reproduced here (50 of which have never before been published) have now been reunited with the greater part of the Koenigs Collection. Includes works by old masters: Jost Amman, Sebald Beham, Lucas Cranach, Hans Holbein the Elder and the Younger, Hans Baldung Grien, Adam Elsheimer, Wolf Huber, Augustin Hirschvogel, and others. In...


German Paintings of the Fifteenth through Seventeenth Centuries
John Oliver O. Hand
0894681885
December 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume documents the collection of early German paintings in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., which includes outstanding works by such fifteenth- and sixteenth-century masters as Albrecht Durer, Lucas Cranach the Elder, and Hans Holbein the Younger as well as the only
painting by Matthias Grunewald in the United States. Following an introduction to the collection, entries on the paintings are arranged alphabetically by artist, with a biography and bibliography for each; individual entries provide full and up-to-date scholarly and technical information. Questions
of attribution, iconography, social and religious function, and historical context are also discussed, and where relevant, comparative examples, reconstructions of altarpieces, x-radiographs, and infrared reflectogram assemblies are...


Jockum Nordstrom
Jockum Nordstrom
3865211429
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Pseudo-naïve and funny, Jockum Nordström's works compress a bundle of simultaneous narratives in a single frozen frame. He says, "A single picture of mine may often be based on a multiple of originals. I am constantly looking at my immediate surroundings as well as books." Art, photographs, people, plants, architecture, patterns, textiles, sex, and history all play an important role in his compositions. His enigmatic scenes, rendered in drawings and mixed-media pieces in watercolor, gouache, and collage, seem at once old-fashioned and modern. Lucas Cranach and James Ensor are longstanding influences, as are folk art and Surrealism. His art seems to portray suppressed fantasies fighting their way into the consciousnesses of the flattened-out figures. Fantasy has the power to transform banal, alienating tasks...


Knights and Castles
Alex Martin
1587284413
July 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Reviewed with Ellen Galford's The Trail West.Gr. 5-8. For years, scholars have examined old paintings seeking to learn more about historical times and places. These books from the Picture That series invite students to do the same, using pictures that represent late medieval life in Europe and nineteenth-century western expansion in the U.S. With a spacious format and excellent reproduction of art, the books introduce the paintings and talk about what they reveal before zooming in on distinctive details, which are enlarged and discussed in captions. In Knights, the first double-page spread of the section "On the Battlefield" discusses Paolo Uccello's painting The Battle of San Romano; the second spread focuses on small sections of the painting illustrating fifteenth-century armor, the crossbow, the...

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