You are here

Appreciating the Art of Others: Josef Strzygowski and the Origins of Non-Western Art History

Date and Time: 
Friday, October 17, 2014. 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Building 110, Room 112
Meeting Description: 
This paper sketches the intellectual biography of Josef Strzygowski, whom Erwin Panofsky once called 'the Attila of art history,' as a means to understand the ways in which scholarly projects that depend on grand-scale collecting, such as Strzygowski’s form of non-Eurocentric art history, are shaped by and appeal to local enablers and audiences.  In trying (for his own reasons) to obtain an iconoclastic aesthetic standpoint, Strzygowski, the first occupant of a chair of non-European art history (University of Vienna, 1909), listened to and learned from a range of what I will call ‘missing people,’ local collectors, patriots, photographers, local clergymen, and museum officials who are usually left out of the history of the disciplines told as a series of ‘great’ innovators.  By reconstructing Strzygowski’s debts to these “missing persons” I hope to offer a new perspective on the making of the modern multicultural imagination.
 
About the speaker:
SUZANNE MARCHAND is a Boyd Professor of History at Louisiana State University. She writes and teaches modern European (especially, German) and intellectual history. Her 2009 German Orientalism in the Age of Empire: Religion, Race and Scholarship (Cambridge University Press) was the winner of the George Mosse Prize for Cultural and Intellectual History and was selected as one of Choice's Outstanding Academic Books. She is currently writing a book about the history of the porcelain industry in Central Europe and several articles on 19th-century reception of Herodotus.

Workshops Calendar

S M T W T F S
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30