Europa in der Renaissance

Metamorphosen 1400-1600

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Europa in der Renaissance
Metamorphosen 1400-1600

Ed. Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum, text(s) by Bernard Aikema, Peter Burke, Caroline Campbell, Patrizia Castelli, Felipe Fernández-Armesto, Toby E. Huff, Urs B. Leu, Nicolette Mout, Robert Muchembled, Achatz von Müller, Bernd Roeck, Heinz Schilling, Denise Tonella, graphic design by Atelier Sternstein

German

2016. 380 pp., 344 ills.

hardcover

23.30 x 29.40 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-4072-2

Fresh look at the Renaissance: renowned experts examine processes of cultural exchange

The Renaissance experienced some of the most important advances in human history: the invention of the printing press using movable letters, the discovery of an unknown continent, and the formulation of a new view of the earth. It was a time when people sought to solve the riddles of nature, experimented with alchemy, set out to develop a new medical science, conceived a new vision of humankind, and created beauty in the form of pictures and architecture, sculpture and literature. All these discoveries and creations would have been unimaginable without cultural exchange. The Renaissance was an era of dialogue and new horizons in thinking over great distances and time.

Based on numerous examples—works of art, instruments, and objects of everyday life—this publication invites readers to trace the various paths of transference. Renowned authors take us to antiquity and the Orient, to Italy and through half of Europe. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-4073-9)

Exhibition: Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum, Landesmuseum Zurich, 1.8.–27.11.2016

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