Wolfflin, Pinder and Pevsner: Kunstgeographie from the Baroque to Modernism

Aitchison, Mathew (2011). Wolfflin, Pinder and Pevsner: Kunstgeographie from the Baroque to Modernism. In: Antony Moulis and Deborah van der Plaat, Audience: The 28th Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (1-13). 7-10 July 2011.

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Author Aitchison, Mathew
Title of paper Wolfflin, Pinder and Pevsner: Kunstgeographie from the Baroque to Modernism
Formatted title
Wölfflin, Pinder and Pevsner: Kunstgeographie from the Baroque to Modernism
Conference name Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference
Conference location Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 7-10 July 2011
Convener Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ)
Proceedings title Audience: The 28th Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference
Place of Publication Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Publisher Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ)
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780646558264
0646558269
Editor Antony Moulis
Deborah van der Plaat
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Through a review of the late 19th century German language discipline of Kunstwissenschaft, (the science of art) this paper sets out to explore the development of the concept of Kunstgeographie (the geography of art), which Nikolaus Pevsner (1902-1983) thought to be the study of “the history of art in its relationship with the nation.” Recently the term has tended to be associated with nationalism and its negative political overtones, but it is also a means to account for national and regional differences in the development of art generally, and particularly within architecture and its regional, national and international identities.

Heinrich Wölfflin (1864-1945) thought that regional differences powered the dialectical development of art, an idea substantially developed by Wilhelm Pinder (1878-1947). Pevsner’s doctoral research was undertaken with the supervision of Pinder and focussed on one such region, Pevsner’s hometown of Leipzig. Leipziger Barock. Die Baukunst der Barockzeit in Leipzig, was published in 1928, and represents a youthful exercise in Pevsner’s training in Kunstwissenschaft and Kunstgeographie, both of which remained central influences in Pevsner’s mode of analysis and his particular approach to history writing. In light of the stellar career Pevsner would later achieve, it is of interest to consider his education within the discipline of Kunstwissenschaft and his promotion of Kunstgeographie as first applied to the Baroque. It is also an opportunity to explore how these foundations came to influence his later practices as an historian, particularly his historiography of modern architecture and town planning.
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Additional Notes Presented during Open Session 2C. Published in full on the Proceedings CD-ROM enclosed with the Proceedings. Abstract published on p62.

 
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