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Dürer's Apocalypse

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Title

Dürer's Apocalypse

Description

Various woodcuts in incunabula, notably those in Brant's Narrenschiff (Basel, 1494), have been attributed on stylistic grounds to Dürer's earliest period. The great full-page woodcuts of the Apocalypse, with their apocalyptic power and sublimity, are his first masterworks. The two tall columns of the text make an excellent balance to the cuts, being printed in each case on the verso of a cut, so that each opening shows the text to the left and a cut to the right. Printer Anton Koberger (who also printed the Nuremberg Chronicles), produced two editions of the Apocalypse in the same year, one with Latin text, shown here, and the other with German text. The Lilly copy is one of only a few complete copies of the Latin edition in America.

Creator

Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528.

Publisher

Nuremberg : Albrecht Dürer

Date

1498

Contributor

Poole, George Amos, 1907-1990 former owner.

Format

[32] p. (p. [32] blank) : ill. ; 45 cm. (fol.)ĚŠ

Identifier

Lilly Library BS2822 1498 vault
PURL: http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/general/VAB8619
Date Added
March 17, 2010
Collection
Treasures of the Lilly Library
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Citation
Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528., “Dürer's Apocalypse,” The Lilly Library Digital Collections, accessed October 23, 2014, http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/digital/collections/items/show/78.
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