Author : Hans Holbein
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2017-01-03
ISBN 10 : 9780141396828
Pages : 208 pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
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Download The Dance of Death book PDF by Hans Holbein and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2017-01-03 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An invaluable new reproduction of Holbein’s woodcuts of The Dance of Death One of Hans Holbein’s first great triumphs, The Dance of Death is an incomparable sequence of tiny woodcuts showing the folly of human greed and pride. Each image is packed with drama, wit, and horror, as a skeleton mocks and terrifies everyone from the emperor to a ploughman. Taking full advantage of the new literary culture of the early sixteenth century, The Dance of Death took an old medieval theme and made it new. This edition reproduces a complete set from the British Museum, with many details highlighted and examples of other works in this grisly field included. Ulinka Rublack introduces the woodcuts with a remarkable essay on the late medieval Danse Macabre (the Dance of Death) and the world Holbein lived in. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.