Franz von Reber

Intro German art historian
Was Historian Art historian Professor Educator
From Germany
Type Academia Arts Social science
Gender male
Birth 10 November 1834, Cham, Germany
Death 4 September 1919, Pöcking, Germany (aged 84 years)
Star sign Scorpio

History of mediæval art (1893) by Franz von Reber. Franz von Reber (10 November 1834 in Cham, Bavaria – 4 September 1919 in Pöcking) was a German art historian. After studying in Munich and Berlin, he went to Rome, and in 1858 established himself as lecturer at the University of Munich, was appointed professor at the Polytechnicum of Munich in 1863 and director of the Royal Gallery in 1875.

Writings

Die Ruinen Roms und der Campagna (2d ed. 1879). Geschichte der Baukunst im Altertums (History of ancient architecture, 1864–67). Kunstgeschichte des Altertums, 1871 ("History of Ancient Art"; Eng. trans. and supplement by Clarke, New York, 1882). Geschichte der neueren deutschen Kunst (History of recent German art, 2d ed. 1884) Kunstgeschichte des Mittelalters, 1886 ("History of mediaeval art", Eng. trans. 1887). Geschichte der Malerei vom Anfang des 14. bis zum Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts (History of painting from the beginning of the 14th until the end of the 18th century, 1894). Die phrygischen Felsendenkmäler (Phrygian cliff memorials, 1897). Vitruvius, Des Vitruvius zehn Bücher über Architektur, as translator (1865). Catalogue of the paintings in the Old Pinakothek Munich with a historical introduction by Franz von Reber; translated by Joseph Thacher Clarke (1885). Max Rooses, Geschiedenis der Antwerpsche schilderschool (History of the Antwerp School of Painting) translated as: Geschichte der Malerschule Antwerpens von Q. Massijs bis zu den letzten Ausläufern der Schule P.P. Rubens (2nd edition, 1889).

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