The New International Encyclopædia/Bötticher, Karl

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BÖTTICHER, bẽt'-tĭ-Kẽr, Karl (1806-89). A German archæologist, born in Nordhausen. He studied at the Academy of Architecture in Berlin, and was afterwards appointed an instructor in the School of Design of the Industrial Institute there. In 1844 he was appointed a professor in the Academy of Architecture. His chief work is the Tektonik der Hellenen (1844-52), a splendid contribution to the study of Greek architecture. Others of his works are: Bericht über die Untersuchungen auf der Akropolis in Athen (1863); Der Zophoros am Parthenon (1875); and Die Thymele der Athena Nike auf der Akropolis von Athen (1880).