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The Isenheim altarpiece : history - interpretation - background

Author: Michael Schubert
Publisher: [Herndon] : SteinerBooks ; Stuttgart : SchneiderEditionen, [2017] ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald is one of the most important and monumental works of Western art. Even today, five hundred years after its completion, it continues to present riddles to its viewers--its origin and creator, as well as its theological and esoteric content and intent. The book offers a systematic and informed introduction to the history, meaning, and background of the altarpiece.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Matthias Grünewald; Niklaus Hagenauer; Niklaus Hagenauer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Schubert
ISBN: 9781621482093 162148209X 9783943305357 394330535X
OCLC Number: 1020071106
Notes: Translation of: Der Isenheimer Altar : Geschichte - Deutung - Hintergründe, Urachhaus Verlag, 2007.
The Isenheim altarpiece was created between 1512 and 1516 by Matthias Grünewald (paintings) and Nikolaus Hagenauer (sculptures).
Description: 170 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm + 3 plates (30 x 44 cm folded to 30 x 22 cm)
Other Titles: Isenheimer Altar.
Responsibility: Michael Schubert.

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"The Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald is one of the most important and monumental works of Western art. Even today, five hundred years after its completion, it continues to present riddles to its viewers--its origin and creator, as well as its theological and esoteric content and intent. The book offers a systematic and informed introduction to the history, meaning, and background of the altarpiece. Moreover, numerous new interpretations are presented, which elaborate upon and fundamentally alter previous perspectives. Included are more than 200 high-quality color reproductions and in-depth visual analysis"--Back cover.

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