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Carved altarpieces : masterpieces of the Late Gothic

Author: Rainer Kahsnitz; Achim Bunz
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This sumptuous book offers a full account of the origins and development of twenty-two of the most outstanding carved altarpieces from churches in Germany, Austria, Italy, Poland and the Czech Republic. The colour plates, specially commissioned for this book, capture the stunning details of these sculptures - riotous locks of hair, swirling fabric, thickets of twisted vine - and reveal the consummate skill of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rainer Kahsnitz; Achim Bunz
ISBN: 0500512981 9780500512982
OCLC Number: 70882600
Description: 480 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 33 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Nordlingen, Germany --
Rothenburg ob der Tauber (High Altar), Germany --
St Wolfgang, Salzkammergut, Austria --
Lautenbach, Germany --
Lorch am Rhein, Germany --
Krakow, Poland --
Kefermarkt, Austria --
Blaubeuren, Germany --
Bozen/Bolzano, Italy --
Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Holy Blood Altar), Germany --
Creglingen, Germany Schwabach, Germany --
Niederlana, Italy --
Bieselbach bei Horgau, Germany --
Moosburg, Germany; Mauer bei Melk, Austria --
Pulkau, Austria --
Adamov, Czech Republic; Latsch/Laces, Italy --
Bamberg, Germany --
Niderrotweil am Kaiserstuhl --
Breisach, Germany.
Other Titles: Grossen Schnitzaltäre.
Responsibility: Rainer Kahsnitz ; photographs by Achim Bunz.

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Offers an account of the origins and development of twenty-two of the carved altarpieces from churches. This title provides the necessary background to an understanding of the origin and evolution of  Read more...

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