Prof. Dr. Bruno Klein
The author of Gothic, Bruno Klein, studied art history in Berlin, Paris, Cologne, and Bonn. In 1983 he received a doctorate from the FU of Berlin with a dissertation on the beginnings of French High Gothic architecture. He was a scholar at the Department of Art History in Florence and an academic assistant in Göttingen, where he habilitated in 1991 with a paper on Italian Romanesque architecture and sculpture. Bruno Klein was a university lecturer at Göttingen and a guest lecturer in Halle, Fribourg, Göttingen, São Paulo, Bonn, and Paris. Since 2000, Klein has held the former chair for ”Christian Art of late Antiquity and the Middle Ages“ at the TU Dresden. From 2006 to 2009 he was Dean of Studies of the Faculty of Humanities at TU Dresden, and has been Dean of that same faculty since 2009. Bruno Klein is a member of the Saxonian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and Head of the Commission of the Academy for the Art History of Central Germany. He is a member of the scientific committees of the European Center for Romanesque Art in Merseburg, the German-French Forum for Art History in Paris, and the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome.
His research focuses on Medieval art and the history of architecture from Antiquity to the present day. In particular, Bruno Klein highlights the role of communication processes in both the conception and creation of artworks as well as in their medial distribution.