Professor Tristan Weddigen
Chair for Early Modern Art
University of Zürich
Rudolf Wittkower Visting Professor
Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome
London, 8 February 2017, 5:30 pm
Admission free; please register for this event through the Events section of the School of Advanced Study (SAS) here.
London WC1H 0AB
One century from the first publication of one of the most influential books of art history, Heinrich Wölfflin’s “Principles of Art History” of 1915, Professor Weddigen’s paper will explore one major part of its global reception: its impact on Hispanic and Latin American art and architectural history and aesthetics since the 1920s. The aim is to show how Kunstwissenschaft was translated, adopted, and appropriated for the construction of national, political, ethnic identities.