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The Term Westwerk in German Art History Historiography and It's Reception in Croatian Scientific Literature


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Čavlek, Lucija. (2019). The Term Westwerk in German Art History Historiography and It's Reception in Croatian Scientific Literature. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Art History. [mentor Maraković, Nikolina].

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The paper presents the overview of use and development of the term westwork (westwerk) in German art history historiography since it was first established at the end of the 19th century up to the new research tendencies at the beginning of the 21st century as well as the overview of the term reception in Croatian scientific literature. The emphasis is put on the analysis of works by most relevant authors in the filed who have influenced the formation and further development of the term through their research. The most important authors of the field in the German historiography were Wilhelm Effmann, Alois Fuchs, Friedrich Möbius and Uwe Lobbedey who defined and reinforced the term westwork in the art history terminology by developing new thesis and approaches. Through the works of Vladimir P. Goss, Miljenko Jurković and Tomislav Marasović has been analysed how the term was introduced to Croatian art history and how it has been adapted to the local architecture. The paper, therefore, tends to present the establishment of the term westwork in a certain art history historiography as well as the way in which certain authors use it in a particular period, along with the meanings they add to it, the methods and approaches they use in this filed and the context in which they shape the term. Also, through the analysis of the development, definition and use of the term in the scientific discourse the paper presents the general problems of the term westwork.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centula, Corvey, Croatian historiography, German historiography, westwork
Subjects: History of art
Departments: Department of Art History
Supervisor: Maraković, Nikolina
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2019 10:21
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2019 10:21

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