Winter 1944 • Vol. VI No. 1 Book ReviewsJanuary 1, 1944 |

A Fully Proportioned European

Albrecht Dürer by Erwin Panofsky. 2 Vols. Princeton University Press. $20.00. It may not be altogether exact to say that Albrecht Dürer has lain almost inaccessible for some two generations in an art-historical jungle where the coils of research and nationalist scholarship have held him fast, but Dürer as a suggestive and early type of the modern psyche has certainly not been easy for a general student of no especial Germanic bias to approach. And if such a general student, his imagination untouched by Teutonic heroes even of a Meistersinger variety, also inclined to feel that wood-cut and copper engraving, for all their Gothic Brilliance, were comparatively minor by-products of the printing press, that the main current of western art flowed through other channels, he might look, as many have of late years, farther west to Colmar for a Grunewald, or to Tudor England for the expatriate Holbein. He might do this if he felt impelled to seek out the true pictorial genius of the G

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By Jean Garrigue

Albrecht Dürer by Erwin Panofsky. 2 Vols. Princeton University Press. $20.00. It may not be altogether exact to say that Albrecht Dürer has lain almost inaccessible for some two generations […]

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