Albrecht Durer's New Jerusalem

Robert H. Smith

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/1995

Issue: Revelation and Apocalyptic (Vol. 15, No 2, Spring, 1995)

As we near the end of the our century and millennium, we are closing in on the 500th anniversary of Albrecht Dürer’s Apocalypse. Half a millennium ago, in 1498, Dürer published an edition of the Apocalypse with 15 woodcuts, so compelling in their artistic and spiritual power that they set their stamp on all subsequent generations of illustrators of Revelation. Dürer’s Apocalypse was a big book, and his woodcuts were large, full-page illustrations. The reproductions accompanying this essay are printed in reduced size and can only hint vaguely at the power of the originals.

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