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Orient Oder Rom?: History and Reception of a Historiographical Myth (1901-1970)

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Today, the question of the origins of Christian aesthetics is no longer a topical issue in medieval art history, although a persuasive answer has never been formulated. One of the reasons for this oblivion deals with the looming figure of Josef Strzygowski, who published his pivotal volume Orient oder Rom in 1901, now discredited for its racial and proto-Nazi ideas. However, the debate does not concern Strzygowski alone: the prodromes of this critical concept go back to the nineteenth century, when the Russian, Austro ...

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Orient Oder Rom?: History and Reception of a Historiographical Myth (1901-1970)
2018, Viella Editrice, Rome

ISBN-13: 9788833131047

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