What We Are Reading Today: Historical Grammar of the Visual Arts by Alois Riegl

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Sun, 2021-03-28 01:00

Aloïs Riegl (1858–1905) was one of the greatest modern art historians. The most important member of the so-called Vienna School, Riegl developed a highly refined technique of visual or formal analysis, as opposed to the iconological method championed by Erwin Panofsky with its emphasis on decoding motifs through recourse to texts, says a review on the Princeton University Press website. 

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