Josef Neuwirth (art historian)
Neuwirth studied German , history , classical philology , art history and classical archeology at the Charles University from 1875 to 1878 . After passing the teaching examination in 1880, he worked as a high school professor until 1894 . He obtained his doctorate in 1882 as a Dr. phil. and was able to do his habilitation in art history in 1885 . From 1894 he taught as associate professor and from 1897 as full professor of art history at the German University in Prague . From 1899 until his retirement in 1926, he held the chair for general art history at the Vienna University of Technology . There he was also rector in the academic year 1903/04 . In 1905 he took over this position for the second time after his successor Ludwig von Tetmajer died a few months after taking office.
He was active in many areas of historical and art historical research. Neuwirth's importance as an art historian lay in his architectural history studies and in his conception of architectural history. He rejected a purely aesthetic approach and limited himself to the facts. As a university lecturer, his merit lay in building up the teaching apparatus for the subject of art history at the Vienna University of Technology and in creating the subject of monument preservation, a new subject for Austria . In his architectural history studies, his main interest was medieval architecture , with Bohemia in particular in the foreground of his investigations.
As a student he was active in the Corps Austria Prague from 1876 to 1878 . On its colors he fought the first game of the Prague Seniors' Convent on rackets . Later he was involved in the establishment of the Corps Palaio-Austria Prague. The Corps Suevia Prague , Saxonia Vienna , Teutonia Graz , Hansea Vienna, Symposion, Marchia Brünn and Cheruscia Vienna awarded him the ribbon because of his services to the Kösener Corps in Austria .
- Councilor (1905)
- Dr. techn. e. H. of the German Technical University Brno (1926)
- Dr. techn. hc from the Vienna University of Technology (1932)
See the list of publications in The Vienna University of Technology. Yearbook for studying at the TH Vienna 1933/34. Neuwirth wrote his first name partly Josef and partly Joseph . Accordingly, his works can be found differently in library catalogs.
- History of Christian art in Bohemia up to the extinction of the Przemyslids , 1888
- Studies on the history of Gothic in Bohemia , part 1–6, In: Communications of the Association for the History of Germans in Böhmen 30, 1892; 31, 1893; 33, 1895; 35, 1897; 38 (3), 1900; 56 (3), 1918
- History of fine arts in Bohemia from the death of Wenceslas III. up to the Hussite Wars , 1893
- The Braunschweig sketchbook by a medieval painter. Association for the History of Germans in Bohemia, Calve, Prague 1897
- The Academic Corps Saxonia in Vienna , 2 volumes, 1900–1925
- The KK Technical University in Vienna 1815–1915. Memorial. Vienna 1915.
- Contributions to the history of the student body of the Imperial and Royal Technical University in Vienna . Vienna 1916
- Fine arts and applied arts , in: Rudolph Lodgman : Deutschböhmen . Publishing house Ullstein and Co, Berlin 1919.
- Handbook of Art History, Volume 2: Early Christian Art of the Middle Ages , 11th revised edition, Leipzig 1921
- Pictures from German history , part 1 and 2, Nuremberg 1925
- The Technical University in Vienna 1815–1925 . A. Hartleben's Verlag, Vienna undated 
- The Academic Corps Austria in Prague (1861–1884) , Vienna 1926
- History of German art and the German applied arts in the Sudetenland , 1926
- Illustrated art history , 2 volumes, undated
- Josef Neuwirth: 1855–1934: from cradle to grave. Autobiography , ed. by Jürgen Herrlein and Silvia Amella Mai, Frankfurt am Main 2009.
- Monthly newspaper of the Association for the History of the City of Vienna , vol. 16, 1930/31, p. 7 ff.
- JN Mifka, in: Deutsche Akademiker-Zeitung , 26th year 1934.
- Heinrich Sequence (Ed.): 150 Years of the Technical University in Vienna (1815-1965) . Vienna 1965.
- R. Schachel: Austrian Biographical Lexicon 1815–1950 (ÖBL). Volume 7, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna 1978, ISBN 3-7001-0187-2 , p. 107 f. (Direct links on , ). In:
- Katja Brandt: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 19, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1999, ISBN 3-428-00200-8 , pp. 188 f. ( ). In:
- Biographical lexicon on the history of the Czech lands . Vol. 3, R. Oldenbourg, Munich 2000, ISBN 3-486-55973-7 .
- Jürgen Herrlein : Josef Neuwirth in: Friedhelm Golücke (Hrsg.): Author's lexicon for student and university history . SH-Verlag, Cologne 2004, ISBN 3-894-98130-X , pp. 248-249.
- Jürgen Herrlein, Silvia Amella Mai (ed.): Josef Neuwirth 1855-1934. From the cradle to the grave (autobiography). Frankfurt am Main 2009. ISBN 978-3-745046175 .
- Literature by and about Josef Neuwirth in the catalog of the German National Library
- Archive portal of the Kösener and Weinheimer Corps
- Fritz Ranzi : The SC associations of the Vorkösener time in Austria . Einst und Jetzt, Vol. 1 (1956), p. 61.
- Kösener Corpslisten 1960, 25/100; 118/90; 136/186; 50/145; 132/38; 18/158; 137/81; 131/50
- Neuwirth, Rosa (ÖBL)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian art historian|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 5, 1855|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Zahrádky u České Lípy , Northern Bohemia|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 25, 1934|
|Place of death||Vienna|