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Albrecht Dürer and the epistolary mode of address.

Author: Shira Brisman
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Art historians have long looked to letters to secure biographical details; clarify relationships between artists and patrons; and present artists as modern, self-aware individuals. This book takes a novel approach: focusing on Albrecht D rer, Shira Brisman is the first to argue that the experience of writing, sending, and receiving letters shaped how he treated the work of art as an agent for communication. In the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Personal correspondence
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Albrecht Dürer; Albrecht Dürer; Albrecht Dürer; Albrecht Dürer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shira Brisman
ISBN: 9780226354750 022635475X
OCLC Number: 957546096
Description: 320 pages
Responsibility: Shira Brisman.

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Art historians have long looked to letters to secure biographical details; clarify relationships between artists and patrons; and present artists as modern, self-aware individuals. This book takes a novel approach: focusing on Albrecht D rer, Shira Brisman is the first to argue that the experience of writing, sending, and receiving letters shaped how he treated the work of art as an agent for communication. In the early modern period, before the establishment of a reliable postal system, letters faced risks of interception and delay. During the Reformation, the printing press threatened to expose intimate exchanges and blur the line between public and private life. Exploring the complex travel patterns of sixteenth-century missives, Brisman explains how these issues of sending and receiving informed D rer's artistic practices. His success, she contends, was due in large part to his development of pictorial strategies an epistolary mode of address marked by a direct and intimate appeal to the viewer, an appeal that also acknowledges the distance and delay that defers the message before it can reach its recipient. As images, often in the form of prints, coursed through an open market, and artists lost direct control over the sale and reception of their work, Germany's chief printmaker navigated the new terrain by creating in his images a balance between legibility and concealment, intimacy and public address.

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