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Relire Burckhardt

Under the direction of Matthias Waschek

Contributions by Maurizio Ghelardi, Marie-Jeanne Heger-Étienvre, Nikolaus Meier, Wilhelm Schlink

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What exact science tried to dissociate, Jacob Burckhardt (1891-1974) strove to reconcile. The author of The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, The Cicerone and Considerations of Universal History required of the modern viewer what was most difficult, a recollection, an updating of the historical context and the temporal characteristics of art, combined with an uninhibited admiration of the work.

One of the foundations of art history, this approach remains at the heart of current debate.

Texts by Jacob Burckhardt published for the first time in French.


Principes et théories de l’histoire de l’art

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256 pages, paperback with flaps, 13 x 21 cm, 65 black-and-white illustrations.

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Proceedings of the lectures held at the Musée du Louvre from November 25 to December 16, 1993.

ISBN French2-84056-049-6
French only


École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts