Other Important German figures

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Other Important German figures

Postby Nick » Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:30 pm

Matthias Giegher (* ca. 1590 Moosburg; + ca. 1630 Padova?). German Author of the first Book of the world with pictures to learn the art of folding, 'Li Tre Trattati' , published in 1629 (second edition 1639). He was professor for folding techniques in the University of Padova (today in Italy).

Georg Philipp Harsdörffer (*1607 Nürnberg; + 1658 Nürnberg) German Poet that introduced the art of folding in the european continent through his book 'Trincir Buch' published in 1652 (other editions in 1654, 1657 and 1665), and promotion of the first folding school of Hans Mayr in Nürnberg for all citizens. His book is the main reference for French, English and Dutch authors such as François Pierre de la Varenne or Giles Rose in England.

Andreas Klett (*ca. 1640; + ca. 1681) German folding teacher. He was the first person to introduce the words 'Bergfalte' (mountain fold) and 'Talfalte' (valley fold) in his book about learning the art of folding 'Tranchier und Plicatur-Büchlein', published 1677 (other editions in 1699, 1724 and 1755). These terms are today used for all the languages in the world.

August Hermann Francke (*1663 Lübeck; + 8. Juni 1727 in Halle an der Saale) A German pastor who introduced in 1705 the folding art in the recreational program for the elite children’s school 'Paedagogium Regium' at Halle/Saale, in Germany. Many foreign children spread this art through the European continent.

Adolf Senff (*1785 Halle/Saale; + 1863 Ostrau/Halle). German artist and pedagog. He created ca. 1810-12 in Dresden the model 'Ross und Reiter' (Knight on Horseback), the oldest model in the world for which we know the author. The original copies of this model are in the German National Museum in Nürnberg and in the Saxon folk Art in Dresden.
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Re: Other Important German figures

Postby Michel G » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:05 pm

To see pictures of some of these important German figures :
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