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Hirmer, Max

    Full Name: Hirmer, Max

    Gender: male

    Date Born: unknown

    Date Died: unknown

    Home Country/ies: Germany

    Subject Area(s): Classical


    Art book publisher and classicist. Hirmer was the son of Albert Hirmer und Irmgard Ernstmeier-Hirmer, photographers and photo-documenters. After World War II, Hirmer founded his publishing firm in 1948 principally as a way to publicize art using the most advanced photo technology. The firm was an outgrowth of a society for the advancement of study photographs, (“Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliches Lichtbild”), which his parents had amassed.

    Selected Bibliography

    and Doerig, Jose, and Fuchs, Werner and Boardman, John. Die griechische Kunst. Munich: Hirmer Verlag, 1966, English, Greek Art and Architecture. New York: Abrams, 1967, [British title:] The Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece. London: Thames & Hudson, 1967.


    “Der Hirmer Verlag [History].”


    "Hirmer, Max." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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