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Presenting Albrecht Dürer’s art alongside the work of his predecessors and contemporaries, this exhaustive survey allows readers to fully grasp the significance of his artistic achievement. This magnificent volume considers every aspect of Albrecht Dürer’s astonishing oeuvre. Thematically arranged, the selection of paintings, drawings, prints, and illustrated books comprise a highly diverse and accomplished body of work. In order to fully understand Dürer’s reputation as one of the most important artists of his time, this volume also includes works by his predecessors and contemporaries. By comparing and contrasting these works, and by understanding Dürer’s influences and inspirations, readers can see for themselves the technical prowess and emotional power of Dürer’s art. Interspersed throughout the book are fascinating essays that address such topics as Italian influences on Dürer’s art, the Heller Altarpiece, his workshop, his journey to the Netherlands, and his role as inventor of the humanist iconography.