Renaissance and Baroque has 16 ratings and 2 reviews. Lazarus said: Primarily a study of post-Renaissance architecture, Wolfflin’s concentration on the ‘. Heinrich Wölfflin. Cornell University Press, Renaissance and Baroque: Heinrich Wolfflin. Translated by Kathrin QR code for Renaissance and Baroque . Renaissance and Baroque: Heinrich Wolfflin. Translated by Kathrin Simon ; with an introduction by Peter Murray. Front Cover. Heinrich Wölfflin. Cornell.

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Louis-Jean Levasseur rated it really liked it May 26, Max Wlcflin marked it as to-read Oct 15, Open Preview See a Problem? Certainly it powerfully supports the illusive effect if an independent activity in the building up of the picture is assigned to the spectator, if the separate brush-strokes coalesce only in the act of contemplation.

However, his descriptions of the baroque style, and explanation of the shift from Renaissance style to baroque, is incredible vivid, renaissajce to understand, and with plenty of examples. He is credited with having introduced the teaching method of using twin parallel projectors in the delivery of art-history lectures, so that images could be compared when magic lanterns became less dangerous. All the figures are balanced in the frame. All these opposed characteristics, renaissancce the striving for unity, are an expression of the development from strictness to freedom.

An Intellectual Biography’ Dissertation for an extended analysis of Woelfflin’s dissertation, where correct documentation can be found. Some figures are barely visible. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Differences between the Renaissance and Baroque – Heinrich Wölfflin

Studien zu Kategorien der Kunstgeschichte by L. No trivia or quizzes yet. Sophia Melliou marked it as to-read Nov 10, Adosinda rated it really liked it Dec 05, Arturo Fuenzalida is currently reading it May 09, Views Read Edit View history.


The first described the development from the linear to painterly, the dissolution of firm, plastic form with strongly stressed outlines into quivering and flickering, moving form. Why does a period in which proficiency in all branches of art and philosophy seems almost a way of life- in this instance the Renaissance- eventually peter out and die away? Iraevie marked it as to-read May 23, Refresh and try again.

It is like if each could stand alone. Having never read an art history book before, this work was quite awesome.

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The most important journal for aesthetics and philosophy of art, the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticismpublished a special issue commemorating the th anniversary of the publication of the Principles inedited by Bence Nanay. Often sweeping in its judgements, there is, nonetheless, something undoubtedly compelling about his baroqe in full flow. Figures are not simply contained within the frame, but are cut off by it at the sides.

But the picture which comes to birth bafoque fundamentally disparate renaissanec the picture of the linear style. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Published June 1st by Cornell University Press first published The heinfich on the left is in line with the front edge of the next step back, while beyond is the plane of the rear of the throne. Contours are lost in shadow, swift brush-strokes bind separate parts together rather than isolating them from one another.


Svetlana Kolokolova marked it as to-read May 03, The closed form conveys an impression of stability and balance and there is a tendency towards a symmetrical arrangement though this, of course, is not rigid. In the Raphael, for example, the first plane is given by the small step in front. Diagonals contrast with the frame vertical and horizontal lines.

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He taught at Basel, Berlin and Munich in the generation that raised German art history to pre-eminence. This pair came close to Alois Riegl’s contrast between haptic and optic. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

It is important to remember, though, that the pairs of categories he proposes are comparative, not absolute. This site uses cookies. All the figures are blended together and they cannot be separated. Mill rated it it was amazing Nov 10, Wolfflin mostly focuses on architecture, so there were some repeatedly-used terms that I had to look up.

Briefwechsel und andere Dokumente inrer Begegnung,edited by Joseph Gantner; 2nd ed. Most of the examples he repeatedly refers to renxissance found, either as photos or drawings, throughout the book.

There is a feeling of space beyond the edges of the picture. All these planes are parallel.