Noack, Ferdinand

Full Name: 
Noack, Ferdinand
Year Born: 
1865
Year Died: 
1931
Place Born: 
Holzhausen, Hesse, Germany
Place Died: 
Berlin, Germany
Home Country: 
Germany
Overview: 
Archaeologist who wrote primarily on architecture and decorative arts; specialist in ancient Greek and Minoan architecture. Noack received his Ph.D. from Giessen, writing a dissertation on Euripides. He was appointed professor of archaeology at the University of Jena in 1897. He moved to Kiel as professor in 1904 and Tübingen in 1908. His final appointment was Berlin where he taught between 1916 and his death in 1931. At his death he was succeeded in Berlin by Gerhart Rodenwaldt (q.v.). The art historian Kurt Weitzmann studied under him in Berlin. His art-historical writing was so valued by Margarete Bieber (q.v.) that she included a passage in her German Readings reader of 1946.
Selected Bibliography: 
Iliupersis de Euripidis et Polygnoti quae ad Troiae excidium spectant fabulis. Giessen, 1890, published, G. Keller, 1890; Die Geburt Christi in der bildenden Kunst bis zur Renaissance: im Anschluss an Elfenbeinwerke des Grossherzoglichen Museums zu Darmstadt. Darmstadt: Bergstresser, 1894; Homerische Paläste; eine Studie zu den Dekmälern und zum Epos. Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1903; Ovalhaus und Palast in Kreta: ein Beitrage zur frühgeschichte des Hauses. Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1908; "Das Gewandproblem in der griechischen Kunstentwicklung." Neue Jahrbuch für das Klass. Altertum, Gesch, und Deutsche Lit. 23 (1909): 233ff.; Die Baukunst des Altertums. Berlin: Fischer & Francke, 1910; and Kirchner, Johannes, and Körte, Alfred, et al. Eleusis: die baugeschichtliche Entwicklung des Heiligtumes. Berlin, W. de Gruyter, 1927.
Sources: 
Archäologenbildnisse: Porträts und Kurzbiographien von Klassichen Archäologen deutscher Sprache. Reinhard Lullies, ed. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1988: 162-163.