Memoirs of Journeys to Venice and the Low Countries
Those who go about on the Riva always expect four times the value for anything, for they are the falsest knaves that live there. No one expects to get an honest service of them. For that reason some good people warned me to be on my guard against them. They told me that they cheat both man and beast, and that you could buy better things for less money at Frankfort than at Venice.
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REENACTORS NOTES: 1506-1521 116 pages: An easy read and interesting overview of a sucessful artists life. When viewed in contrast to the celebrity lifestyles of an Andy Warhol, Durer's life is pretty tame. *grin* The diary includes great glimpses into everyday life including the cost of common items (shoes, bread, etc.) and trade (the fact that many items bought by Durer in the Low Countries were bought with English minted coins) and the relationship between Durer and his wife (he rarely metions her, but it is noteworthy when they have dinner at the same table). I liked this book.
Review: Memoirs of Journeys to Venice and the Low CountriesUser Review - Goodreads
A lot of this reads like Durer balancing his account book, but when he does look up from his receipts Durer displays a humane wit and a gift for observation. Recommended.