The marginal drawings by Albrecht Durer and the other artists illuminate one of the ten copies of the prayer book printed under the auspices of Johann Schonsperger, Maximilian's official court printer since 1507. In Durer's time, allegory was usually associated with fiction, not with the kind of literal, descriptive images that were gaining in popularity in Durer's time. By the time Durer was drawing his marginalia, the tradition of decorating the margins of sacred books had disappeared, at least in the form that Durer evokes. Like the printed letters that imitate written script, Durer's drawings insist on the particular features of the drawn line confronted with the printed one. Marginal illustrations in printed form were rare, particularly in books of hours. The printed illustrations would have looked like drawings. Durer cultivated the illusion that images arose, or sometimes barely arose, from lines rather than from a preconceived idea.
|Titel||The Aura of the Word in the Early Age of Print (1450-1600)|
|Plaats van productie||London|
|Uitgeverij||Taylor and Francis Ltd|
|ISBN van elektronische versie||9781315087108|
|ISBN van geprinte versie||9781472434685|
|Status||Published - 2016|