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Delbrueck, Richard

    Full Name: Delbrueck, Richard

    Other Names:

    • Richard Delbrück

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1875

    Date Died: 1957

    Place Born: Jena, Thuringia, Germany

    Place Died: Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Home Country/ies: Germany

    Subject Area(s): archaeology, architecture (object genre), Medieval (European), and sculpture (visual works)

    Institution(s): Deutsches Archäologisches Institut


    Architectural historian and archaeologist, who stood aloof from the historicization of art history into questions of styles, preferring instead to emphasize the aesthetic uniqueness and impact of classical and medieval art. As a student, he traveled to Rome studying art with Ernst Pfuhl. Professor at Giessen University, 1922-1928, and Bonn University 1928-1940.

    Selected Bibliography

    Die Consulardiptychen und verwandte Denkmäler. 2 vols. Berlin: 1929; Hellenistische Bauten in Lautium. 2 vols. 1907, 1912; Antike Porphyrwerke. Berlin: 1932; Spätantike Kaiserportäts von Constantinus Magus bis zum Ende des Westreichs. Berlin and Leipzig: 1933.


    Kleinbauer, W. Eugene. Modern Perspectives in Western Art History: An Anthology of 20th-Century Writings on the Visual Arts. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971, p. 46 mentioned; Archäologenbildnisse: Porträts und Kurzbiographien von Klassichen Archäologen deutscher Sprache. Reinhard Lullies, ed. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1988: 188-189.

    Contributors: Lee Sorensen


    Lee Sorensen. "Delbrueck, Richard." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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