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Medieval and Renaissance Art
Author: Carsten-Peter Warncke

ISBN: 9783836520263
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 604
Published: 25 February 2017
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 14.9 x 4.2
Description:
Printed treasure trove: Eight centuries of decorative arts

When Kunstwerke und Gerathschaften des Mittelalters und der Renaissance (1852-1863) was published, what purchasers in fact bought was a printed museum. With216 hand-colored copperplate engravings, the publication gives a comprehensive overview of applied arts in Europe from the 9th to the 16th centuries, spanningfurniture, metalwork, jewelry, tapestries, and bookbinding.

The book's lead editor was well placed to select masterpieces from the Middle Ages through to the Renaissance from both public and private collections.Jakob Heinrich von Hefner-Alteneck (1811-1903), was head of the Royal Cabinet of Prints and Drawings in Munich and later director of the Bavarian National Museum. The signatures on the plates ofKunstwerke und Gerathschaften show that he was also the work's main draftsman.

As much an artwork in itself as a collection of applied arts over eight centuries, this exquisite catalog is now revived in a compact T...

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