Kultur and acculturation: Erwin Panofsky in the United States of America

Keenan, Daniel (2014) Kultur and acculturation: Erwin Panofsky in the United States of America. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This study shows that the historiographical understanding of the life and work of Erwin Panofsky, that most ‘famous’ of art historians, remains curiously unresolved, and that the unsatisfactory nature of this appraisal centres upon just how Panofsky’s scholarship developed after 1933, when he was forced to migrate from his home in Germany to the United States of America. Utilising Panofsky’s correspondence this study then provides a contextualised re-evaluation of Panofsky’s experience of acculturation in America, and the effect of this acculturation upon the development of his work.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Panofsky, history of art, humanities, humanist tradition, emigration, art historiography, Cassirer, Warburg, Morey, Flexner, Oppenheimer
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Richards, Dr. John
Date of Award: 2014
Depositing User: Dr Daniel Keenan
Unique ID: glathesis:2014-5238
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2014 13:55
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 13:57
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/5238

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