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Durm, Josef

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    Full Name: Durm, Josef

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1837

    Date Died: 1919

    Place Born: Karlsruhe, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

    Home Country/ies: Germany

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


    Architect and archaeologist primarily employed as director of offical construction in Baden. Engaged in long, scholarly argument with W. Dörpfeld over the construction of the temple to Hera at Olympia. Instrumental in restoring the Parthenon to architectural soundness after an earthquake in 1894.

    Selected Bibliography

    Die Baukunst der Griechen, 1881


    Archäologenbildnisse: Porträts und Kurzbiographien von Klassichen Archäologen deutscher Sprache. Reinhard Lullies, ed. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1988: 65-66.


    "Durm, Josef." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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