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German Renaissance prints 1490-1550
Author: Giulia Bartrum
Publisher: British Museum Pubns Ltd
ISBN: 0714126047
Pages: 240
Year: 1995
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The Renaissance in Germany was one of the most important periods in the history of European printmaking. Largely through the singular efforts of Albrecht Durer, the woodcut was transformed from cheap book decoration into a medium of artistic merit in its own right. From the last quarter of the fifteenth century painters began to take up the technique of engraving and introduced many innovations. The first etchings ever to be produced, which also include the earliest pure landscapes in European art, date from the first quarter of the sixteenth century. The collection held by the British Museum ranks with the greatest in the world and this catalogue includes some of its finest examples. Prints were used to propagate the ideas of the Reformation and the humanists, and were also favoured by the impecunious Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I as a cheap means of glorifying his status, Giulia Bartrum emphasises the stylistic diversity of German Renaissance prints and places them in their historical context. There is a representative selection of the works of Albrecht Durer, who combined unsurpassed technical excellence with artistic genius, and his most idiosyncratic of pupils. Hans Baldung Grien, is also discussed. Artists from Augsburg include Hans Burgkmair, Hans Schaufelein and Jorg Breu. Also represented are Lucas Cranach, close friend of Martin Luther and specialist in elegant portraits and courtly subjects for the dukes of Saxony, and Hans Holbein the Younger, who designed book illustrations in Basel and became court painter to Henry VIII of England.
German books in print
Year: 2002
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Recoding World Literature
Author: B. Venkat Mani
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0823273407
Pages: 360
Year: 2016-12-01
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From the current vantage point of the transformation of books and libraries, B. Venkat Mani presents a historical account of world literature. By locating translation, publication, and circulation along routes of "bibliomigrancy," Mani narrates how world literature is coded and recoded as literary works find new homes on faraway bookshelves. Mani argues that the proliferation of world literature in a society is the function of a nation's relationship with print culture. Moving from early Orientalist collections, to the Nazi magazine Weltliteratur, to the European Digital Library, Mani reveals.
Plague, Print, and the Reformation
Author: Erik A. Heinrichs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317080254
Pages: 248
Year: 2017-11-01
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This book surveys a neglected set of sources, German plague prints and treatises published between 1473 and 1573, in order to explore the intertwined histories of plague, print, medicine and religion during the Reformation era. It argues that a particularly German reform of healing flourished in printed texts during the Renaissance and Reformation as physicians and clerics devised innovative responses to the era’s persistent epidemics. These reforms are "German" since they reflect the innovative trends that originated in or were particularly strong within German-speaking lands, including the rapid growth of vernacular print, Protestantism, and new interest in alchemy and the native plants of Northern Europe that were unknown to the ancients. Their reforms are also "German" in the sense that they unfolded mainly in vernacular print, which encouraged physicians to produce local knowledge, grounded in personal experience and local observations as much as universal theories. This book contributes to the history of medicine and science by tracing the growth of more empirical forms of medical knowledge. It also contributes to the history of the Renaissance and Reformation by uncovering the innovative contributions of various forgotten physicians. This book presents the broadest study of German plague treatises in any language.
Violent Women in Print
Author: Clare Bielby
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 1571135308
Pages: 225
Year: 2012
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First book to explore print-media representations of 1970s German terrorism from an explicitly gendered perspective, while also examining media coverage of other violent women.
Early Music Printing in German-Speaking Lands
Author: Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl, Elisabeth Giselbrecht, Grantley McDonald
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315281430
Pages: 272
Year: 2018-03-14
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The first century of music printing in Germany had its own internal dynamics, affected by political and social events such as the Reformation. Yet it also had an international dimension: German printers set up shops all around Europe, taking materials and techniques with them, or exporting necessary materials such as type. For the first time, this collection brings together the different strands that define the German music printing landscape from the late fifteenth to the late sixteenth century. From the earliest developments in music printing and publishing, to printing techniques and solutions, the commerce of music printing, and intellectual history, the chapters outline broad trends in the production of different genres of printed books and examine the work of individual printers. The book draws upon the rich information gathered for the online database Catalogue of early German printed music / Verzeichnis deutscher Musikfrühdrucke (vdm), the first systematic descriptive catalogue of music printed in the German-speaking lands between c. 1470 and 1540, allowing precise conclusions about the material production of these printed musical sources. The result is a highly original and varied picture of the beginnings of music printing in a geographical region that, until now, has been somewhat neglected.
The German print portfolio, 1890-1930
Author: Robin Reisenfeld, Richard A. Born, Stéphanie D'Alessandro, Detroit Institute of Arts, David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers
Pages: 159
Year: 1992
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A comprehensive examination of the print portfolio as an art form.
Mapping Ethnography in Early Modern Germany
Author: S. Leitch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230112986
Pages: 267
Year: 2010-09-27
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As the first book-length examination of the role of German print culture in mediating Europe's knowledge of the newly discovered people of Africa, South Asia, and the Americas, this work highlights a unique and early incident of visual accuracy and an unprecedented investment in the practice of ethnography.
German Print Advertising, 1933-1945
Author: Ray R. Cowdery, Josephine Cowdery
ISBN: 0910667292
Pages: 174
Year: 2004-01-01
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Some say it is evil, some call it militarism in print, and others love it. Most people have difficulty being neutral on the subject of German print advertising of the 1933 - 1945 period. Regardless of their point of view, almost anyone who has objectively examined the advertising art produced in Nazi Germany has been stunned by the powerful graphics. This book is about advertising. In it Ray & Josephine Cowdery do not attempt to analyze, explain, justify, endorse, condemn or specifically depict any aspect of Third Reich Germany other than print advertising. The Cowderys simply provide a never-before-seen selection of advertising art of the Third Reich extracted from a priceless private archive of ancient magazines, newspapers and books. 176 very heavily illustrated pages Over 400 period advertisements 95 advertisements in full-color Ads and subjects are fully indexed Key German words defined Complete historical introduction Reichskulturkammer explainedThe book contains advertisements that feature a wide variety of products from aircraft to lingerie, automobiles to food, edged weapons, uniforms, toys, hotels, binoculars, ships, tobacco, art supplies, pistols, cameras, flags, porcelain figurines, motorcycles, ammunition, gas generators, bicycles, theaters, rifles, books, trains, insigne, boots, tableware, busses, helmets, chemicals, beer, radios, boxing matches, military caps, goggles, cosmetics, gasoline, razor blades, tires, cough drops, nightclubs, and even funerals.
German Expressionist Woodcuts
Author: Shane Weller
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486134113
Pages: 160
Year: 2012-05-11
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Over 100 works by Beckmann, Feininger, Kirchner, Kollwitz, Nolde, Marc, and others. Distorted, stylized forms embody revolutionary mood of the early 20th century. Introduction. Captions. Notes on artists.
The Left Party in Contemporary German Politics
Author: Dan Hough, M. Koß, Jonathan Olsen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230592147
Pages: 214
Year: 2007-09-12
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This is the first book in either English or German to analyse the development of Germany's newest political party, the Left Party. It compares and contrasts the party's development with that of Germany's most well-known outsider party - the Greens. It also analyses the party's performance in office in two eastern German Länder.
Hans Folz and Print Culture in Late Medieval Germany
Author: Dr Caroline Huey
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409479145
Pages: 184
Year: 2013-05-28
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In this study, author Caroline Huey analyzes the copious literary output of medieval poet and barber-surgeon Hans Folz in all its variety–whether Meisterlied, Reimpaarspruch or carnival play. Heretofore, published research to do with Folz's multifaceted and compelling oeuvre has been fragmentary, because scholars have restricted themselves by genre in examining themes in Folz's work. By integrating the different themes across Folz's output, and by integrating consideration (previously neglected by earlier critics) of Folz's role as barber-surgeon, Huey offers new insights as to the interaction of these themes and to the character of the poet's work overall. She shows that ultimately Folz is concerned with the circulation of knowledge and power, correct and incorrect behavior, and, above all, with finding order. In each chapter, Huey examines a particular theme from Folz's life and/or work. She looks at how adeptly he commandeers the new technology of printing to further his own ends; how his ubiquitous physicality connects his medical body to his Christian body; his attitude toward women; and the anti-Jewish thread in his work.
Book of Distillation
Author: Hieronymus Brunschwig
Pages: 274
Year: 1971
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The German Girl
Author: Armando Lucas Correa
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501121243
Pages: 368
Year: 2016-10-18
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A young girl flees Nazi-occupied Germany with her family and best friend, only to discover that the overseas refuge they had been promised is an illusion in this “powerful and affecting” (Kirkus Reviews) debut novel, perfect for fans of The Nightingale, All the Light We Cannot See, and Schindler’s List. Before everything changed, young Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. But now, in 1939, the streets of Berlin are draped with red, white, and black flags; her family’s fine possessions are hauled away; and they are no longer welcome in the places that once felt like home. Hannah and her best friend, Leo Martin, make a pact: whatever the future has in store for them, they’ll meet it together. Hope appears in the form of the S.S. St. Louis, a transatlantic liner offering Jews safe passage out of Germany. After a frantic search to obtain visas, the Rosenthals and the Martins depart on the luxurious ship bound for Havana. Life on board the St. Louis is like a surreal holiday for the refugees, with masquerade balls, exquisite meals, and polite, respectful service. But soon ominous rumors from Cuba undermine the passengers’ fragile sense of safety. From one day to the next, impossible choices are offered, unthinkable sacrifices are made, and the ship that once was their salvation seems likely to become their doom. Seven decades later in New York City, on her twelfth birthday, Anna Rosen receives a strange package from an unknown relative in Cuba, her great-aunt Hannah. Its contents will inspire Anna and her mother to travel to Havana to learn the truth about their family’s mysterious and tragic past, a quest that will help Anna understand her place and her purpose in the world. The German Girl sweeps from Berlin at the brink of the Second World War to Cuba on the cusp of revolution, to New York in the wake of September 11, before reaching its deeply moving conclusion in the tumult of present-day Havana. Based on a true story, this masterful novel gives voice to the joys and sorrows of generations of exiles, forever seeking a place called home.
Subject guide to German books in print
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