Erneuerung Der Heidnischen Antike

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Getty Publications, 1999 - Art - 859 pages
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Bibliophile, scholar, founder of what would become the Warburg Institute, Aby Warburg (1866-1929) ranks as one of the most original and brilliant art historians of this century. Warburg looked beyond iconography to more psychological aspects of artistic creation, and in particular he contemplated the meaning of the re-use of ancient motifs. His scholarship--published in German in 1932 in two volumes encompassing all of his published essays along with manuscript notes in his working copies--has had a crucial influence on the work of twentieth-century art historians. Now, with the publication of this new translation of The Renewal of Pagan Antiquity, these seminal volumes are available in their entirety in English for the first time.
 

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Why is Gertrude Bing's name not on the cover of this book? She is the real editor here and the depth of research seen in her notes -- all translated word for word in this volume -- deserves much, much clearer acknowledgement.

Contents

Introduction by Kurt W Forster
1
Acknowledgments
76
Note on the Text
77
Editorial Foreword by Gertrud Bing
81
VOLUME
354
Sandro Botticellis Birth of Venus and Spring 1893
405
Sandro Botticelli 1898
431
The Art of Portraiture and the Florentine Bourgeoisie 1902
435
Flemish and Florentine Art in Lorenzo de Medicis Circle around
483
Contributions to the Cultural History of the Florentine
547
Church and Court Art at Landshut 1909
732
On Images of Planetary Deities in the Low German Almanac
758
PaganAntique Prophecy in Words and Images in the Age
760
Astrology under Oriental Influence 1926
775
American Chapbooks 1897
776
The Problem In Between 1918
777

Francesco Sassettis Last Injunctions to His Sons 1907
451
Matteo degli Strozzi 1893
466
An Astronomical Map in the Old Sacristy of San Lorenzo in
467
Artistic Exchanges between North and South in the Fifteenth
468
Florence 1911
477
List of Illustrations
779
Bibliography
789
Index
815
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Kurt W. Forster is the director of the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal and was the founding director of the Getty Research Institute. David Britt has translated numerous catalogs and books, including Friedrich Gilly, Essays on Architecture, 1796-1799 and Nicolas Le Camus de M�sieres, The Genius of Architecture.

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