Tilmann Buddensieg

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Tilmann Buddensieg (21 June 1928 - 2 September 2013) was a German art historian.


Early life

Tilmann Buddensieg was born in Berlin on 21 June 1928. He studied art history, classical and early Christian archeology and Byzantine studies. He promoted in 1956 at the University of Cologne with a work on The Basle Antependium in Paris. After his doctorate, he was a volunteer at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg until 1957.


From 1962 to 1965 he was an assistant at the Kunsthistorisches Institut of the Freie Universität Berlin. In 1965 he qualified as a professor at the Free University of Berlin with a work on The Afterlife of Ancient Architecture and Sculpture in Rome. From 1968 he was full professor for art history at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 1978, he was appointed to a professorship at the University of Bonn, where he emerged in 1993. From 1995 he was honorary professor at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He contended that reconstruction produces only simplistic replicas and falsifications for tourists who won't look closely (Schreiber 183).

Personal life

Buddensieg lived in Berlin and Munich. His son was the photographer Tobias Buddensieg (1955-2010).

Death and legacy

He died on 2 September 2013. Important Nietzsche documents from the estate of Buddensieg were given to the Nietzsche Documentation Center (Nietzsche Society) in Naumburg. [1]

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  1. "Dokumentationszentrum: Ein anderer Blick auf Nietzsche".