Karl von Lützow

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Karl von Lützow (25 December 1832 – 22 April 1897) was a German art historian and critic.

Biography[edit]

He was born at Göttingen. He studied philology and archæology at Göttingen and Munich, and was associated in Berlin with Lübke in editing Denkmäler der Kunst. He was appointed docent of art history at the University of Munich in 1858, then edited in Vienna the Rezensionen und Mittheilungen über bildende Kunst, and in 1864 became professor at the Academy, where in 1866 he was also made librarian and custodian of the cabinet of engravings. In 1867 he was appointed professor at the Polytechnicum.

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His publications include:

  • Munich Antiques (7 vols., 1861–69)
  • Die Meisterwerke der Kirchenbaukunst (2d ed. 1871)
  • Die Geschichte der kaiserlich-königlichen Akademie der bildenden Künste (1877)
  • Die vervielfältigende Kunst der Gegenwart (1886; et seq.)
  • Die Kunstschätze Italiens in geographisch-historischer Uebersicht geschildert (second edition, 1900)
  • Monuments of Art, with Lübke (6th ed., 1892)
  • Geschichte des deutschen Kupferstichs und Holzschnitts (History of German Copperplate and Wood Engraving, 1891)

He founded the Zeitschrift für bildende Kunst (Leipzig, 1866, et seq.), of which he was editor up to the time of his death.

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