The Northern Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein
The 15th and 16th Centuries was a period of rapid social and religious change in Northern Europe. Monarchs vied for territorial power, religious reformers questioned the central tenets of the church and scholars sought greater understanding of their world. Against this backdrop, artists produced works of extraordinarily diverse subject matter and superb technical skill.
This book discusses works by Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein, two of the greatest masters of the Northern Renaissance, together with a selection of paintings by Lucas Cranach, Francois Clouet, Jan Gossaert and Joos van Cleve. This beautifully illustrated survey published by The Royal Collection for their 2012/13 exhibition also includes illuminated manuscripts.
- Author: Kate Heard, Curator, Prints and Drawings, Royal Collections Trust
- Paperback: 248 pages
- Date published: February 2013
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1905686827
- Product Dimensions: 29.2 x 22.9 x 2 cm