Albrecht Durer

Artist in the Midst of Two Storms

Albrecht Durer

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  • ISBN: 9781532619656
  • Pages: 328
  • Publication Date: 12/6/2017
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Albrecht Durer

Artist in the Midst of Two Storms

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  • ISBN: 9781532619656
  • Pages: 328
  • Publication Date: 12/6/2017
  • Retail Price: $42.00
Web Price: $33.60
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About-

The artist and entrepreneur Albrecht Dürer lived in Germany in the early 1500s, when two storms were threatening the Holy Roman Empire. First, Suleiman the Magnificent and his army of Ottoman Turks were expanding from Constantinople to Vienna, the doorstep of Europe. Second, Martin Luther, a German monk and professor, wrote his Ninety-Five Theses identifying corruption within the Roman Catholic Church. This challenged the authority of both Emperor Charles V and Pope Leo X, who responded by accusing Luther of heresy.

Albrecht Dürer influenced art and media throughout Europe as strongly as Martin Luther influenced people’s views of life, death, and their relationship with God. Dürer's art and writing reveal how this creative and thoughtful man responded to the changes offered by Luther.

Why was Dürer so attracted to Luther’s writings? Why would he risk being accused of being a heretic?

Both of these men inspired changes in art, religion, and politics that still underlie the foundation of today’s social structures and Western culture.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Stacey Bieler’s beautifully (and intelligently) illustrated study of Albrecht Dürer shows convincingly why she is such an important guide to the reformation era. Her text and well-chosen Dürer prints and paintings explain with particular clarity why Luther became such an important figure in the artist’s life. It is a book to broaden historical understanding but also to delight the eye.”

—Mark Noll, McAnaney Professor of History Emeritus at the University Notre Dame

Contributors-

Stacey Bieler

Bio(s)-

Stacey Bieler, an independent historian, also wrote "Patriots" or "Traitors"? A History of American-Educated Chinese Students (2004) and coedited (with Carol Hamrin) the three-volume set about Chinese Christians called Salt and Light (Pickwick, 2009–2011).

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