Publisher description for The human figure; the complete "Dresden sketchbook." Edited, with an introd., translations, and commentary by Walter L. Strauss.


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This incredible collection contains drawings in which Durer experimented with many methods: the "anthropometric system," learned from Leonardo; the "exempeda" method, known to most as the man inscribed in a circle, the human figure in motion and much more. While some drawings are theoretical, many more are life studies that rank among the finest ever done. 170 plates.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Dčurer, Albrecht, 1471-1528, Human figure in art