The Dance of Death

This edition reproduces a complete set from the British Museum, with many details highlighted and examples of other works in this grisly field included.

The Dance of Death

An invaluable new reproduction of Holbein’s woodcuts of The Dance of Death One of Hans Holbein’s first great triumphs, The Dance of Death is an incomparable sequence of tiny woodcuts showing the folly of human greed and pride. Each image is packed with drama, wit, and horror, as a skeleton mocks and terrifies everyone from the emperor to a ploughman. Taking full advantage of the new literary culture of the early sixteenth century, The Dance of Death took an old medieval theme and made it new. This edition reproduces a complete set from the British Museum, with many details highlighted and examples of other works in this grisly field included. Ulinka Rublack introduces the woodcuts with a remarkable essay on the late medieval Danse Macabre (the Dance of Death) and the world Holbein lived in. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Dance of Death

The Dance of Death


The Dance of Death

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Dance of Death

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Dance of Death

The Dance of Death


Danse Macabre

Austin Dobson's introductory text provides history about the artist, woodcutter, and various editions of this book first published in 1538.

Danse Macabre

The timeless woodcuts of paintings by the Renaissance artist Hans Holbein the Younger are presented with accompanying quatrains from Gilles Corozet and appropriate verses from the Bible. Austin Dobson's introductory text provides history about the artist, woodcutter, and various editions of this book first published in 1538.

The Dance of Death

The Dance of Death


Play Strindberg

Play Strindberg


The Dance of Death

In his fascinating study of the pervasive theme of 'The Dance of Death' 'Edward Lucie-Smith traces its lineage in art from mosaiics of Pompeii and early Medieval frescos.

The Dance of Death

In his fascinating study of the pervasive theme of 'The Dance of Death' 'Edward Lucie-Smith traces its lineage in art from mosaiics of Pompeii and early Medieval frescos. He cites the celebrated engraving by Albrecht Durer: The Knight, Death and the Devil' and an extensive series of woodcuts, 'The Dance of Death' by Hans Holbein the Younger

Dance of Death

Dance of Death


The Dance of Death

Mr. Warton , from whose elegant history of English poetry the above account of Lydgate is extracted , further informs us , that he translated Macaber's Dance of Death from the French , at the request of the chapter of St. Paul's , to be ...

The Dance of Death


Thraxas and the Dance of Death

In the corrupt, magical city of Turai, portly private detective Thraxas embarks on a search to recover a missing magical jewel, only to come face to face with an insidious and mysterious death that is plaguing the city.

Thraxas and the Dance of Death

In the corrupt, magical city of Turai, portly private detective Thraxas embarks on a search to recover a missing magical jewel, only to come face to face with an insidious and mysterious death that is plaguing the city.

A Russian Dance of Death

A Russian Dance of Death


Dance of Death

The Congress was dedicated to group dance, and quite a bit of factionalism existed between the groups. Shawn describes the events at ... Each in his own time had rescued the ballet from aesthetic dead ends. Noverre did away with masks ...

Dance of Death

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Dance of Death

The Dance of Death motif (French: danse macabre; German: Totentanz) originated no later than the early fifteenth century, and seems to have appeared first in France, before spreading to Germany, Italy, the Swiss cantons and even Spain.

The Dance of Death

The most celebrated work of the 16th-century woodcut master, these 41 illustrations are a stark reminder of a dramatic motif: "Remember, you will die." Includes various quotations, depictions, and meditations on death.

The Dance of Death

Hans Holbein's connexion with the Dance of Death.A dance of peasants at Basle.— Lyons edition of the Dance of Death , 1538. — Doubts as to any prior edition . — Dedication to the edition of 1538.—Mr. Ottley's opinion of it examined.

The Dance of Death