Heinrich Wölfflin


Born
in Winterthur, Switzerland
June 21, 1864

Died
July 19, 1945

Genre
Art


Heinrich Wölfflin was a Swiss art historian, whose objective classifying principles ("painterly" vs. "linear" and the like) were influential in the development of formal analysis in art history in the early 20th century. He taught at Basel, Berlin and Munich in the generation that raised German art history to pre-eminence. His three great books, still consulted, are Renaissance und Barock (1888), Die Klassische Kunst (1898, "Classic Art"), and Kunstgeschichtliche Grundbegriffe (1915, "Principles of Art History").

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Principles of Art History: ...

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Drawings of Albrecht Dürer

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Classic Art: An Introductio...

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Renaissance and Baroque

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Psicologia Dell'architettura

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Kunstgeschichtliche Grundbe...

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The Sense Of Form In Art; A...

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Conceitos Fundamentais da H...

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