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Albrecht Dürer and the Depiction of Cultural Differences in Renaissance Europe

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ISBN 9780367567453
July 4, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
200 Pages 63 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides a comprehensive assessment of Dürer’s depictions of human diversity, focusing particularly on his depictions of non-European figures.

Heather Madar contextualizes those depictions within their broader artistic and historical context and assesses them in light of contemporary theories about early modern concepts of cultural, ethnic and racial diversity. The book also explores Dürer’s influence on his followers, his later legacy with respect to his imagery of the other and the broader significance of Nuremberg to early modern engagements with the world outside Europe.

The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, Renaissance studies, and Renaissance history.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. From Saracen to Turk: Dürer and the Origins of Ottoman Imagery in German Renaissance Art  2. Ottoman, Mamluk and Roman: Dress and Identity in Dürer’s Art After 1495  3. Ottomans as Ottomans: Portraiture, Genre and Polemical Imagery  4. Black Ottomans and Black Mamluks: Racial Difference in Dürer’s Depictions of Muslim Figures 5. Katharina and Portrait of an African Man: Black Presence in Renaissance Europe  Conclusion

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Heather Madar is Professor at Cal Poly Humboldt, USA