The Northern Renaissance

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Phaidon Press, Jul 28, 2004 - Art - 447 pages
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- An up-to-date survey covering the years 1389-1580, when northern Europe witnessed a period of artistic innovation as dynamic as contemporary events in Italy
- Discusses the work of artists such as Van Eyck, Durer and Holbein who mastered new techniques of oil painting and printmaking to produce some of the most exquisite art of all time
- Examines the developments in all the arts, from paintings, tapestries and illuminated manuscripts to sculpture and architecture
- Sets the art in the context of intellectual and religious horizons, brought about by events such as the Protestant Reformation and the discovery of the Americas

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Contents

Introduction
1406
An Emerging Reality Court Art and the Ars Nova 33
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Tangible Success Early Portraits and Domestic Art 93
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Jeffrey Chipps Smith is Kay Fortson Chair in European Art at the University of Texas, Austin, and author of "German Sculpture of the Later Renaissance: Art in an Age of Uncertainty.

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