When the Renaissance reached Northern Europe, Jan Vredeman de Vries (1527–1604) ranked between its such a lot influential advocates. His books of architectural engravings opened new avenues of invention, reflecting the era's inventive crosscurrents. Their mix of Northern and Southern parts kinds a strong expression of sixteenth-century Netherlands tradition and constitutes a brand new type that unfold all through Germany, Scandinavia, and the British Isles.
This publication, the final and maximum of Vredeman's works, perpetuated not just the Renaissance curiosity in viewpoint but additionally the real paintings performed via Dürer, from whom Vredeman received a lot of his wisdom. those engravings contain exteriors of architectural buildings, Gothic interiors, gardens, medieval townscapes, and perspectives into domes or vaults and down many-tiered stairwells. greater than 70 plates supply a fascinating collection for any paintings lover.

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V. Translation of Latin identify web page to half (preceding page): standpoint moment half within which the entire most eminent precepts of the paintings, in addition to very good and remarkable discussions of a number of outstanding ’Buildings and celebrated adorns of structure, are absolutely and obviously set forth, with the addition of a short yet lucid description of strains and bases. released for the gratification of proficient and studious males. by way of Jan Vredeman de Vries. ENGRAVED AND LEGALLY released by way of HENRICUS HONDIUS LEIDEN www. doverpublications.

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