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Tschira, Arnold

    Full Name: Tschira, Arnold

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1910

    Date Died: 1969

    Place Born: Freiburg im Breisgau, Hesse, Germany

    Home Country/ies: Germany

    Subject Area(s): Ancient Greek (culture or style), Antique, the, architecture (object genre), Classical, Medieval (European), Roman (ancient Italian culture or period), and sculpture (visual works)


    Specialist in classical Greek, Roman and medieval art and architecture. Originally trained as an architect and architectural historian at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, but he moved towards classical architecture after receiving a fellowship from the deutsches archäologisches Institut (German Archaeological Institute, or DAI) in 1938. Ordentliche (full) Professor at the Technical University of Karlsruhe (1950-). Instrumental in renovating the important medieval cathedral in Schwarzach.

    Selected Bibliography

    “Das Mausoleum der Kaiserin Helena und die Basilika der Heiligen Marcellinius und Peters an der Via Labicana vor Rom.” JdI 72 (1957): 44 ff.Die ehemalige Benediktinerabtei Schwarzach. 1977. (2nd ed.)


    Archäologenbildnisse: Porträts und Kurzbiographien von Klassichen Archäologen deutscher Sprache. Reinhard Lullies, ed. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1988: 309-310.


    "Tschira, Arnold." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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