Memoirs of Journeys to Venice and the Low Countries

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Echo Library, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 68 pages
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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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User Review  - hsifeng - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Justin Howe - 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. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Albrecht Durer was the commanding figure of the German Renaissance. Born in Nuremburg, the son of a goldsmith, he was apprenticed at age 15 to a painter and printmaker, from whom he learned the precision of detail that is one of the hallmarks of his great art, both in his woodcuts and in his drawings (The Hare is a famous example). As a young man, he traveled widely throughout Germany and also to Italy, where he was profoundly affected by the emerging art of the High Renaissance, of which he became the primary exponent in the North. He settled in Nuremburg, which he left in 1520 on a trip to the Netherlands, the diaries of which are among the most interesting documents in the history of art. Besides being a fine painter, Durer was one of the greatest graphic artists of all time. He left behind more than 350 woodcuts, 100 engravings, and approximately 900 drawings and watercolors. As a humanist artist of his time, he was also deeply concerned with art theory and wrote treatises on measurement, fortification, proportion, and on artistic theory itself.

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