Heinrich Wölfflin – Complete Works
Art theory in the years around 1900 explored the foundations of aesthetic production and reception.
The art historian Heinrich Wölfflin (1864–1945) is still today one of the most influential authors worldwide on the subject. On the occasion of the centenary of his Kunstgeschichtliche Grundbegriffe, Wölfflin's complete works are being published under the direction of Tristan Weddigen and Oskar Bätschmann. The fourteen-volume edition will be published with Schwabe over the course of six years. The first two years of the project were financed by a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). In the following four years, i.e. until 2020, this SNSF editorial project is also supported by the Max Planck Society. The critically annotated edition includes Wölfflin's complete publications and a selection of his unpublished writings. It aims to present the entire scope and discursive context of Wölfflin's rich intellectual achievements, to examine them from today's research perspectives, and to make them available to researchers as print and online publications.