Albrecht Durer’s Renaissance: Humanism, Reformation, and the Art of Faith

書刊名 TitleAlbrecht Durer’s Renaissance: Humanism, Reformation,
and the Art of Faith
作者 AuthorPrice, David Hotchkiss
出版社 PublisherU of Michigan P
出版年 Year2003
語言 LanguageEnglish
(10 / 13)
Bibliography Reference (STC, Duff, GW . . .)
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撰寫日期 DateNov. 8, 2016

Ø 書評 Review (中英文不限 Chinese or English) 

    Albrecht Dürer見證並代表了前現代歐洲歷史上一些最重要的事件,諸如文藝復興人文主義運動的宗教和文化創新與新教改革的初期演變。杜勒是第一位試圖改變中世紀宗教祈禱方式的風格以反映文藝復興時期新的關注之北方藝術家,他為基督教文化中一些最重要的變化賦予了視覺的形式。本書除了重新評估德國文化史上這位最重要的藝術家的生涯之外,同時還以圖文並茂的方式,呈現了在北方文藝復興早期,宗教改革如何在知識先鋒派中扎根的歷史,藝術史以及教會歷史。
[Original description]

Albrecht Dürer witnessed and represented some of the most momentous events in early modern European history—the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation and, prior to that, the innovations, both religious and cultural, of the Renaissance humanist movement. In addition to a fresh evaluation of the career of the most significant artist in German cultural history, this book presents a history of the religious reforms taking root in the early northern Renaissance, especially among the intellectual avant-garde. In general, Dürer conceptualized Martin Luther's movement as part of the larger matrix of theological and religious reforms grounded in the humanist study of early Christianity. Because Dürer was the first northern artist to attempt to alter the style of medieval religious devotions to reflect the new concerns of the Renaissance, he gave visual form to some of the most significant changes in Christian culture.
Richly illustrated and written in a style that is accessible to undergraduates and general readers, Albrecht Dürer's Renaissance is a contribution in equal measure to art history and church history.
David Hotchkiss Priceis Associate Professor of History and Associate Professor of Church History at Southern Methodist University. A specialist in Renaissance cultural and ecclesiastical history, Price has broken new ground with this comprehensive analysis of Renaissance humanism as the foundation for Dürer's religious art and, in particular, for Dürer's reception of the Reformation and Renaissance humanist movements. Price also offers an innovative study of the relationships between text and image and a pioneering assessment of the representation of Jews in Dürer's religious art. The result is a fresh and challenging new perspective on the life and work of Albrecht Dürer.
    List of Illustrations xv
    List of Abbreviations xxi
 1 Agnes's Will 7
 2 Mediating a Volatile Word 29
 3 Christian Humanism and the Art of Imitation 66
 4 Popular Devotions 97
 5 Humanist Books of Faith 133
 6 Anti-Semitism and the Passion 169
 7 Representing Sacred Philology 194
 8 Engraving a Portrait of Martin Luther 225
 9 The Reformation and the Bible 249
 10 A Concluding Perspective:
   Nuremberg and Dürer, 1526 276
   Notes 285
   Bibliography 313
   Index 327

Praise / Awards
·" . . . dramatically alters received opinion regarding some of Durer's most important graphic works, and in doing so . . . decisively recasts our understanding of his humanism." 
—American Historical Review 

·"Any newcomer to either the artist or the period would be well advised to start with Price or to consult his informed, engaged account of these politico-religious issues." 
—Sixteenth Century Journal 

·"Price's study of Albrecht Durer (d. 1528) is an unusually fine book . . . . [Price] appears equally at home discussing artistic style, Renaissance philosophy, a wide range of theological issues, and historical developments. With such a large bag of tools, Price is able to provide new insights into specific works and to view the career of Durer generally in ways that instruct even those who have devoted their lives to the study of Durer. . . .This is a book not to be missed." 
—Church History 

·"A superb, well-argued book . . . . Price makes an excellent case for the necessity of studying Dürer's impressive literary and artistic outputs together . . . . As Price . . . nicely demonstrate[s], Dürer . . . wanted his words, as well as his art, to endure into the future." 
—Jeffrey Chipps Smith, University of Texas at Austin, H-Net (Humanities and Social Sciences Online) 

·"Price offers us something new...Price's work is thus a compelling example of the synergistic potential of interdisciplinary works. Indeed, it is an exquisitely illustrated book, and written with such eloquence and at such a high level of scholarship that it deserves recognition as a masterpiece in its own right." 
—Andrew L. Thomas, H-Net