Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary

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Riegl, Alois
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Austrian art historian. Born Linz 14. 1. 1858, died Vienna 19. 6. 1905. Studied law, philosophy, history and history of art with Rudolf Eitelberger and Moriz Thausing at the Institut für Österreichische Geschischtsforschung in Vienna. Doctorate there 1883. 1886–1897 worked in the textile department of the Österreichische Museum für Kunst und Industrie in Vienna. 1889 habil.; 1895 prof. ext., 1897 prof. ord. at Vienna Univ.

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R. belongs to the generation of the most important ‘formalists’ (with Au…

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Freigang, Christian, “Riegl, Alois”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00604>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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