Heinrich Wölfflin was a Swiss art historian, whose objective classifying principles were His three great books, still consulted, are Renaissance und Barock ( ), Die Klassische Kunst (, “Classic For Wölfflin, the 16th-century art now described as “Mannerist” was part of the Baroque aesthetic, one that Burckhardt. 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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Yasmin Keats added it Nov 12, James Taunton rated it really liked it Oct 15, The first part of the book is more generally applicable to studies of the baroque, while the later sections are about specific sorts of buildings during the baroque.

Differences between the Renaissance and Baroque – Heinrich Wölfflin

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Views Read Edit View history. Primarily a study of post-Renaissance architecture, Wolfflin’s concentration on the ‘painterly’ provides wider insight into baroque style.

Made Satria marked it as to-read Mar 23, Why is it that art cannot build on itself, consolidating its advances as the sciences can but has to be constantly in a process of revolution and change? All the figures are balanced in the frame.

It is considered now to be one of the founding texts of the emerging discipline of art history, although it was barely noted when it was published.


He taught at Basel, Berlin and Munich in the generation that raised German art history to pre-eminence. Matthew Stowe added it Jan 26, This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

He taught at Basel, Berlin and Munich in the generation that raised German art history to pre-eminence. Erika marked it as to-read Apr 23, Mill rated it it was amazing Nov 10, Art history in Baroque Europe, [Online] Available from arthistoryresources.

Renaissance and Baroque by Heinrich Wölfflin

Figures are not evenly illuminated. Louis-Jean Levasseur rated it really liked it May 26, Sophia Melliou marked baroqie as to-read Nov 10, Alvaro Orosa rated it liked it Nov 13, Want to Read saving…. Horizontal accents are provided by the steps of the throne and the horizontal canopy over the throne. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Kai Xin Quah rated it it was amazing Dec 12, Marie Theron added it Aug 02, Wolfflin mostly focuses on architecture, so there were some repeatedly-used terms that I had to look up. The boundaries of each solid element whether human or inanimate are definite and clear; each figure is evenly illuminated, and stands out boldly like a piece of sculpture.

Renaissance and Baroque

Often sweeping in its judgements, there is, nonetheless, something undoubtedly compelling about his writing in full flow. Diagonals contrast with the frame vertical and horizontal lines. Arturo Fuenzalida is currently reading it May 09, Mohammad marked it as to-read May 23, The saint 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.


Yasmin marked it as to-read Jan 08, Cambridge University Pressp. Abel added it Nov 28, In the Raphael, for example, the first plane is given by the small step in front. Be the first to ask a question about Renaissance and Baroque.

The saints at the sides close off the picture with strong vertical accents, reinforced by the vertical accent of the throne in the centre. He is credited with having introduced the teaching method of using heinrifh parallel projectors in the delivery of art-history lectures, so that images could be compared when magic lanterns became less dangerous.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Lela marked it as to-read Dec 07, Iraevie marked it as to-read May 23, There are also lots of compar Having never read an art history book before, this work was quite awesome.

The composition is based on verticals and horizontals that echo the form of the frame and its delimiting function. Email required Address never made public. Diagonal lines not only play on the surface of the picture, but move back into depth. Figures are not simply contained within heinrifh frame, but are cut off by it at the sides.

All these planes are parallel.