The bringing together of the two processes that constitute modern printing - the use of metal dies to make reusable pieces of type, and the use of a press capable of repetitive impressions - is generally attributed to the German printer Johannes Gutenberg, about 1450. His invention of the first printing press gave a huge stimulus to printmakers during the German Renaissance , including the Nuremberg-born Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), who remained essentially a draughtsman and graphic artist. His illustrations included woodcuts for his Four Books on Human Proportions (1528, Nuremberg), and his Instructions on Measuring with Compass and Rule (1525, Nuremberg), as well as his Apocalypse series 1498, the two sets of The Passion , and the Life of the Virgin . Durer's contemporary Albrecht Altdorfer (1480-1538) demonstrated an unusual creativity in manuscript illumination and illustration, as did Hans Baldung Grien (1484-1545), and Hans Holbein the Younger (1498-1543) who also produced a number of illustrations including The Selling of Indulgences (1522-23), a small woodcut for a Lutheran anti-Catholic pamphlet.
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