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In the hauntingly beautiful sculptures of Tilmann Riemenschneider, the Late Gothic art of Germany achieved its highest expression. Now, for the first time in English, the eminent art historian Justus Bier accords Riemenschneider the extended attention he so richly deserves.

Riemenschneider (ca. 1460–1531) holds a pivotal place in the development of German art. Rejecting the anonymous soulfulness of earlier Gothic sculpture, he created a style reflecting the deeply spiritual character of his time, yet one that also anticipated the humanism of the Italian Renaissance so soon to revolutionize European art.

Bier crowns a lifelong study with this reconsideration of Reimenschneider’s life and work, with emphasis on works in North American museums. More than 140 photographs illustrate 46 of the artist’s major sculptures.

Justus Bier, Director Emeritus of the North Carolina Museum of Art, has received many honors in his native Germany and in the United States.

Publication Date

1982

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

9780813151267

eISBN

9780813162119

Keywords

Tilmann Riemenschneider, German sculptors, Sculptors, Gothic art, German art

Disciplines

History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology

Tilmann Riemenschneider: His Life and Work
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