Towards an 'Exakte Kunstwissenschaft'(?) A Report on Some Recent German Books on the Progress of Mid-19th Century Art History. Part I: Work by German Art Historians on Nineteenth Century Art-Historiography since 2000

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Towards an 'Exakte Kunstwissenschaft'(?) A Report on Some Recent German Books on the Progress of Mid-19th Century Art History. Part I: Work by German Art Historians on Nineteenth Century Art-Historiography since 2000


Muthesius, Stefan, Journal of Art Historiography


Review of:

Wojciech Baius and Joanna Wolariska, eds., Die Etablierung und Entwicklung der Kunstgeschichte in Deutschland, Polen und Mitteleuropa (establishing and developing the history of art in Germany, Poland and Central Europe; also a Polish title), Warsaw: Instytut Sztuki PAN 2010

Gabriele Bickendorf, 'Die Berliner Schule ...', in: Pfisterer, Klassiker, vol. 1, 2007, 46-61

Gabriele Bickendorf, 'Die ersten Überblickwerke zur Kunstgeschichte (the first survey works on the history of art). D'Agincourt, Lanzi, Fiorillo, Cicognara', in Pfisterer, Klassiker, vol. 1,2007,20-45

In der Mitte Berlins (in the Centre of Berlin). 200 Jahre Kunsgeschichte an der Humboldt-Universtät, Horst Bredekamp and Adam S. Labuda, eds., Berlin: Mann, 2010

Pranz Theodor Kugler, Deutscher Kunsthistoriker und Berliner Dichter (poet), Michel Espagne and Bénédicte Savoy, Céline Traiutmann-Waller, eds. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 20101

Karin Hellwig, Von der Vita zur Künstlerbiographie (from the via to the artist's biography), Berlin Akadmie Verlag 2005

Henrik Karge, 'Carl Schnaase. Die Entfaltung der wissenschaftlichen Kunstgeschichte in 19. Jahrhundert' (the development of scientific art history in the 19th century), Kunsthistorische Arbeitsblätter, 2001, 7/8, 87 -100

Henrik Karge, 'Zwischen Naturwissenschaft und Kunstgeschichte. Die Entfaltung des Systems der Epochenstile im 18. Und frühen 19. Jahrhundert' (between the natural sciences and art history; the development of the system of style-labels /labels tied to/ epochs in the 18th and early 19th centuries), in Bruno Klein and Bruno Boemer, Stilfragen zur Kunst des Mittelaters. Eine Einführung, Berlin: Reimer 2006,39-60

Henrik Karge, 'Franz Kugler und Carl Schnaase. Zwei Projekte zur Etablierung der "Allgemeinen (general) Kunstgeschichte'" in Michel Espagne, Kugler, 2010, 83-104

Henrik Karge, Stilgeschichte versus Kulturgeschichte Zur Entfaltung der kunsthistorischen Methodik in den Jahrzehnten ab 1850 (history of style versus history of culture. The development of art historical methods in the decades form 1850), in Balus, Wolanska, Etablierung, 2010,41-60

Henrik Karge, 'Einleitung' to reprint of Carl Schnaase, Niederländische Briefe (Stuttgart und Tübingen: Cotta 1834), Hildesheim: Olms-Weidmann 2010

Hubert Locher, Kunstgeschichte als historische Theorie der Kunst, 1750-1950, Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 2001 (new ed. 2010)

Katharina Krause and Klaus Niehr, eds, Kunstwerk-Abbild-Buch. Das illustrierte Kunstbuch von 1730-1939 (work of art, represenattion, book. The illustrated art book), Munich, Berlin: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2007

Ulrich Pfisterer, ed., Klassiker der Kunstgschichte. Vol. 1, Von Winckelmann bis Warburg, Munich: Beck 2007

Regine Prange, Die Geburt der Kunstgeschichte. Philosophische Ästhetik und empirische Wissenschaft, (The birth of art history. Philosophical aesthetics and empirical science), Cologne: Deubner, 2004

Johannes Rößler, Poetik der Kunstgeschichte. Anton Springer, Carl Justi und die ästhetische Konzeption der deutschen Kunstwissenschaft (poetics of art history, Anton Springer, Carl Justi an the aesthetic conception of German science of art), Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2009

Andrea Schütte, Stilräume. Jacob Burckhardt und die ästhetische Anordnung im 19. Jahhrhundert (Spaces for Style, Jacob Burckhardt and the Dispositions of the Aesthetic in the 19th Century), Bielefeld: Aisthesis 2004

Christine Tauber, Jacob Burckhardts,Cicerone'. Eine Aufgabe zu Genießen (a task to enjoy), Tubingen: Niemeyer, 2000

Introduction

In the last dozen or so years German-speaking art history has built up a substantial body of work dealing with itself, with its own history. The investigations range widely from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, but a great many of them concentrate on the decades which are held to mark the introduction of the history of art as a 'proper' Wissenschaft - a fully recognised academic study - during the decades 1820-1880. …

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