Northern Renaissance Books

Christopher S. Wood

Christopher Wood is Professor in the German Department, New York University. Before coming to NYU, he was Carnegie Professor of the History of Art at Yale University. He has been a fellow at the Society of Fellows, Harvard University; the American Academy in Rome; the American Academy in Berlin; the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; and Visiting Professor at Villa I Tatti, Florence. In 2002 he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Wood is the author of Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape (1993); Forgery, Replica, Fiction: Temporalities of German Renaissance Art (2008), and Anachronic Renaissance (with Alexander Nagel) (2010).

Interviews with Christopher S. Wood

The best books on Northern Renaissance, recommended by Christopher S. Wood

The Renaissance had quite distinct manifestations in Northern Europe and Italy: if the Southern Renaissance was all about abundance and positivity, the dominant theme of the Northern Renaissance was negativity, says New York University Professor Christopher S. Wood. He recommends what to read to learn more about the Northern Renaissance, from Bosch’s fantasy bestiary of the demonic and the grotesque, to Bruegel’s comic and badly proportioned peasants.

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