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The moment of self-portraiture in German renaissance art

Author: Joseph Leo Koerner
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1993.
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The self-portrait has become a model of what art is: the artwork is the image of its maker, and understanding the work means recovering from it an original vision of the artist. In this ground-breaking work, Joseph Leo Koerner analyzes the historical origin of this model in the art of Albrecht Durer and Hans Baldung Grien, the first modern self-portraitist and his principal disciple. By doing so, he develops new  Read more...
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Named Person: Albrecht Dürer; Albrecht Dürer; Hans Baldung; Hans Baldung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Leo Koerner
ISBN: 0226449971 9780226449975 0226449998 9780226449999
OCLC Number: 25713291
Description: xx, 543 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: 1. Prosopopoeia. 2. Self and Epoch. 3. Organa of History --
Pt. 1. The Project of Self-Portraiture: Albrecht Durer. 4. The Artist as Christ. 5. Not Made by Human Hands. 6. Figures of Omnivoyance. 7. The Divine Hand. 8. The Hairy, Bearded Painter. 9. Representative Man. 10. The Law of Authorship. 11. Bas-de-Page --
Pt. 2. The Mortification of the Image: Hans Baldung Grien. 12. Durer Disfigured. 13. Death and Experience. 14. Death as Hermeneutic. 15. The Crisis of Interpretation. 16. Homo Interpres in Bivio: Cranach and Luther. 17. The Death of the Artist.
Responsibility: Joseph Leo Koerner.
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