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Sedlmayr, Hans 1896-1984

Overview
Works: 369 works in 1,406 publications in 8 languages and 8,437 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Creator
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Verlust der Mitte : die bildende Kunst des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts als Symptom und Symbol der Zeit by Hans Sedlmayr( Book )

164 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Art in crisis, the lost center by Hans Sedlmayr( Book )

30 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in English and German and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of art from the early nineteenth century onward is commonly viewed as a succession of conflicts between innovatory and established styles that culminated in the formalism and aesthetic autonomy of high modernism. In Art in Crisis, first published in 1948, Hans Sedlmayr argues that the aesthetic disjunctures of modern art signify more than matters of style and point to much deeper processes of cultural and religious disintegration. As Roger Kimball observes in his informative new introduction, Art in Crisis is as much an exercise in cultural or spiritual analysis as it is a work of art history. Sedlmayr's reads the art of the last two centuries as a fever chart of the modern age in its greatness and its decay. He discusses the advent of Romanticism with its freeing of the imagination as a conscious sundering of art from humanist and religious traditions with the aesthetic treated as a category independent of human need. Looking at the social purposes of architecture, Sedlmayr shows how the landscape garden, the architectural monument, and the industrial exhibition testified to a new relationship not only between man and his handiwork but also between man and the forces that transcend him. In these institutions man defies his inventive powers with which he hopes to master and supersede nature. Likewise, the art museum denies transcendence through a cultural leveling in which "Heracles and Christ become brothers" as objects of aesthetic contemplation. At the center of Art in Crisis is the insight that, in art as in life, the pursuit of unqualified autonomy is in the end a prescription for disaster, aesthetic as well as existential. Sedlmayr writes as an Augustinian Catholic. For him, the underlying motive for the pursuit of autonomy is pride. The "lost center" of his subtitle is God. The dream of autonomy, Sedlmayr argues, is for finite, moral creatures, a dangerous illusion. The book invites serious analysis from art critics and theological thinkers alike. -- from back cover
Die Revolution der modernen Kunst by Hans Sedlmayr( Book )

81 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach by Hans Sedlmayr( Book )

36 editions published between 1956 and 1997 in German and English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Entstehung der Kathedrale by Hans Sedlmayr( Book )

56 editions published between 1950 and 2001 in German and English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Standardwerk über die Entwicklung der Kathedrale in Europa, das neben Architektur- udn Kunstaspekten auch den geschichtlichen und kulturellen Hintergrund mit einbezieht
Epochen und Werke; gesammelte Schriften zur Kunstgeschichte by Hans Sedlmayr( Book )

55 editions published between 1959 and 1985 in German and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Architektur Borrominis by Hans Sedlmayr( Book )

49 editions published between 1930 and 2008 in German and Italian and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Framing formalism : Riegl's work by Richard Woodfield( Book )

17 editions published between 1010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Österreichische barockarchitektur, 1690-1740 by Hans Sedlmayr( Book )

14 editions published in 1930 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Tod des Lichtes : übergangene Perspektiven zur modernen Kunst by Hans Sedlmayr( Book )

18 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in German and English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kunst und Wahrheit : zur Theorie und Methode der Kunstgeschichte by Hans Sedlmayr( Book )

23 editions published between 1958 and 1961 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kunst und Wahrheit : zur Theorie und Methode der Kunstgeschichte by Hans Sedlmayr( Book )

28 editions published in 1978 in German and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Festschrift Karl Oettinger. Zum 60. Geburtstag am 4. März 1966 gewidmet( Book )

15 editions published in 1967 in German and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spätantike Wandsysteme by Hans Sedlmayr( Book )

16 editions published in 1958 in German and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint-Martin de Tours im elften Jahrhundert by Hans Sedlmayr( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in German and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fischer von Erlach der Ältere by Hans Sedlmayr( Book )

17 editions published between 1923 and 1925 in German and French and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte aufsätze by Alois Riegl( Book )

13 editions published between 1928 and 1996 in German and English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographie der Kunst in Bayern by Erwin Riedenauer( Book )

14 editions published between 1964 and 1983 in German and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rokoko : Struktur und Wesen einer europäischen Epoche by Hermann Bauer( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Licht in seinen künstlerischen Manifestationen by Hans Sedlmayr( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in German and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Framing formalism : Riegl's work
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Framing formalism : Riegl's work
Alternative Names
Hans Sedlmayr

Hans Sedlmayr Austrian art historian

Hans Sedlmayr historiador de l'art austríac

Hans Sedlmayr historiador del arte austríaco

Hans Sedlmayr historien de l'art autrichien

Hans Sedlmayr kunsthistoricus uit Oostenrijk (1896-1984)

Hans Sedlmayr österreichischer Kunsthistoriker

Hans Sedlmayr storico dell'arte austriaco

Herrmann, Ernst 1896-1984

Schwartz, Hans 1896-1984

Schwarz, Hans 1896-1984

Sedlmayr, H. 1896-1984

Sedlmayr, Hans

Sedlmayr, Hans, 1896-

Sedlmayr, János 1896-1984

Sedlmayr, Johann 1896-1984

Zêderumaiya, H. 1896-1984

Zedlʹmaĭr, Khans

Zedlʹmaĭr, Khans 1896-1984

Zedlʹmajr, Chans 1896-1984

Zedlʹmajr, Gans 1896-1984

Zedl'majr, Hans.

Ганс Зедельмаєр

Зедлмайр, Ханс

Зедльмайр, Ганс

Зедльмайр, Ганс 1896-1984

Зедльмайр, Ганс австрийский искусствовед

Зедльмайр, Ханс 1896-1984

Ханс Зедлмайр

セーデルマイア, ハンス

ゼーデルマイヤ, ハンス

ゼードルマイア, ハンス

ゼードルマイヤー, ハンス

Languages
German (614)

English (54)

Italian (16)

Spanish (14)

French (2)

Russian (2)

Korean (1)

Norwegian (1)