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Karl Friedrich Lessing

(b Breslau [now Wrocław, Poland], 15 Feb. 1808; d Karlsruhe, 5 June 1880). German painter, the great-nephew of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. In 1826 he settled in Düsseldorf and he ...

Lessing, Karl Friedrich

Lessing, Karl Friedrich (15 Feb. 1808)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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..., Karl Friedrich ( b Breslau [now Wrocław, Poland], 15 Feb. 1808 ; d Karlsruhe, 5 June 1880 ). German painter, the great-nephew of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing . In 1826 he settled in Düsseldorf and he became one of the leading figures in the tradition of history painting associated with the city. He combined earnestly melodramatic poses with studiously correct historical detail, so that many of his pictures look like scenes from plays or pageants. His best-known works have subjects taken from the Hussite Rebellion of the 15th century ( Hussite Sermon...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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..., Karl Friedrich ( b Breslau [now Wrocław, Poland] , 15 Feb. 1808 ; d Karlsruhe , 5 June 1880 ). German painter , the great-nephew of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing . In 1826 he settled in Düsseldorf and he became one of the leading figures in the tradition of history painting associated with the city. He combined earnestly melodramatic poses with studiously correct historical detail, so that many of his pictures look like scenes from plays or pageants. His best-known works have subjects taken from the Hussite Rebellion of the 15th century (...

Karl Friedrich Lessing

Karl Friedrich Lessing  

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(b Breslau [now Wrocław, Poland], 15 Feb. 1808; d Karlsruhe, 5 June 1880).German painter, the great-nephew of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. In 1826 he settled in Düsseldorf and he became one of the ...
24 The History of the Book in Germany

24 The History of the Book in Germany   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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... Großes Lexikon für die gebildeten Stände (52 vols, 1839–55 ). Another well-known firm linked with Leipzig, though only after relocating there in 1872 , was *Baedeker , publisher of the renowned series of travel guides; the firm began when in 1832 Karl Baedeker acquired the Koblenz publisher Friedrich Rähling and with it J. A. Klein ’s Rheinreise von Mainz bis Köln ( 1828 ). The early 19 th century saw the founding of three influential literary journals: Zeitung für die elegante Welt ( 1801–59 ), August von Kotzebue’s Der Freimüthige ( 1803–56...

Architecture

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...supposed want of taste in the middle class, the absence of sustained royal patronage, and the lack of a proper teaching academy. What particularly stung was British architecture's obvious second-rank status behind continental production. When the leading Prussian architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel came to Britain in 1826 , it was not to survey recent public building but to investigate the country's industrial base represented by the Stanley textile mill near Stroud ( 1812–13 ), the Tanfield gasworks in Edinburgh ( 1824 ), and Telford's Menai Straits...

Political Economy

Political Economy   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...the proposition was later to be subjected to a different interpretation by latecomers to the business of applying machinery to manufacture. It was to become the mark of ‘perfidious Albion’, a conclusion of the despised English ‘cosmopolitical economy’, as the German liberal Friedrich List ( 1789–1846 ) called it, that had laid the foundation for what was later to be known as ‘free trade imperialism’. Domestically, however, Ricardian logic pointed to the benefits which a heavily populated island could derive from embracing a policy of exchanging the products...

Karl Wilhelm Ramler

Karl Wilhelm Ramler  

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(Kolberg, 1725–98, Berlin),after studying at Halle and Berlin universities became a private tutor in 1746, and in 1748 professor of logic at the Berlin military cadet school. A man ...
Karl Friedrich Schinkel

Karl Friedrich Schinkel  

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(1781–1841).Prussian architect, the greatest in Germany in the first half of C19. He was not only an architect of genius, but a civil servant, intellectual, painter, stage-designer, producer of ...
Johann Christian Bach

Johann Christian Bach  

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(b Leipzig, 1735; d London, 1782).Ger. composer. 18th child and 11th (youngest) son of J. S. Bach. Known as ‘the English Bach’. Learned klavier‐playing from his half‐brother C. P. E. Bach in Berlin. ...
Düsseldorf School

Düsseldorf School  

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A group of painters who worked and studied in Germany at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie between the mid-1820s and 1860s. Some of them had been pupils of Willem Schadow in Berlin and followed him when ...
manifesto

manifesto  

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(plural‐festos or ‐festoes)A public self‐justification or proclamation of intentions, usually issued by a political authority or party. Literary and artistic groups since the 19th century, especially ...
Quest of the Historical Jesus

Quest of the Historical Jesus  

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The English translation of A. Schweitzer's Von Reimarus zu Wrede (1906) was published as The Quest of the Historical Jesus (1910), and this title has provided a label for the post-Enlightenment ...
Scandinavia

Scandinavia  

Shakespeare has figured prominently in Scandinavian literary and theatrical culture for the last 200 years, less as an object of bardolatry than as stimulus and model or catalyst in the ...
Mabel Dodge Luhan

Mabel Dodge Luhan  

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(1879–1962).Writer and bohemian salon hostess. Willful and flamboyant, inspired by philosophers Henri Bergson and Friedrich Nietzsche, she epitomized the liberated New Woman of the early twentieth ...
Berlin

Berlin  

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Berlin airlift an operation by British and American aircraft to airlift food and supplies to Berlin in 1948–9, while Russian forces blockaded the city to isolate it from the West and terminate the ...
Russia

Russia  

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Russia's president is determined to modernize this vast country but is also crushing its democracyRussia, which is officially the Russian Federation, is by far the world's largest country, spanning ...
Schinkel, Karl Friedrich

Schinkel, Karl Friedrich (13 March 1781)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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2006
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...work of many of his contemporaries. Karl Friedrich Schinkel: armchair with bookstand, made for King Frederick William III (Berlin, Schloss Charlottenburg, Schinkel Pavillon) Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY J. Sievers : K. F. Schinkel: Die Möbel (Berlin, 1950) Karl Friedrich Schinkel, 1781–1841 (exh. cat., ed. G. Riemann ; Berlin, Altes Mus., 1980) M. Zadow : Karl Friedrich Schinkel (Berlin, 1980, rev. Stuttgart, 2003) E. Forssman : Karl Friedrich Schinkel: Bauwerke und Baugedanken (Munich, 1981) Karl Friedrich Schinkel: Architektur, Malerei,...

Düsseldorf School

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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...of them had been pupils of Willem Schadow in Berlin and followed him when he became Director at Düsseldorf in 1826 . Schadow placed great emphasis in his teaching on accuracy of representation. Among the principal artists of the school were Carl Friedrich Lessing , Ferdinand Theodor Hildebrandt , and Karl Wilhelm Hübner . By 1850 Düsseldorf had replaced Dresden as the premier art academy in...

Ramler, Karl Wilhelm

Ramler, Karl Wilhelm (1725–98)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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2005
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...Karl Wilhelm , (Kolberg, 1725–98 , Berlin), after studying at Halle and Berlin universities became a private tutor in 1746 , and in 1748 professor of logic at the Berlin military cadet school. A man of amiable character, he was befriended by J. W. L. Gleim , and was himself a friend of G. E. Lessing , E. von Kleist , and F. Nicolai . A co-director at the royal theatre in Berlin ( 1786–96 ), he was favourably regarded by the court and received a crown pension under Friedrich Wilhelm II . Ramler was a skilful, competent poet, austere and precise in...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (4 ed.)

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2015

...artistic movement and the arrival of a new era based upon their own new principles. The most famous political model for the genre is Karl Marx ’s and Friedrich Engels ’s Communist Manifesto ( 1848 ), itself a modern rhetorical masterpiece. Notable literary examples include André Breton ’s Manifeste du Surréalisme ( 1924 ) and the many manifestos (no fewer than five were issued between 1909 and 1913 ) of Futurism . Less celebrated now is the Italian philosopher Giovanni Gentile ’s Manifesto degli intellettuali fascisti ( 1925 ). Further reading:...

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