Art History as Cultural History: Warburg's Projects

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Richard Woodfield
Taylor & Francis, 2001 - Art - 293 pages

This book focuses on Aby Warburg (1866-1929), one of the legendary figures of twentieth century cultural history. His collection, which is now housed in the Warburg Institute of the University of London bears witness to his idiosyncratic approach to a psychology of symbolism, and explores the Nachleben of classical antiquity in its manifold cultural legacy. This collection of essays offers the first translation of one of Warburg's key essays, the Gombrich lecture, described by Carlo Ginzburg as 'the richest and most penetrating interpretation of Warburg' and original essays on Warburg's astrology, his Mnemosyne project and his favourite topic of festivals. Richard Woodfield is Research Professor in the Faculty of Art and Design at the Nottingham Trent University, England. He has edited E.H Gombrich's Reflections on the History of Art (1987), Gombrich on Art and Psychology (1996), The Essential Gombrich (1996), and a volume on Riegl in the Critical Voices in Art, Theory and Culture series. He is also the General Editor of a new series of books for G+B Arts International, Aesthetics and the Arts. Edited by Richard Woodfield, Research Professor in the Faculty of Art and Design at Nottingham Trent University, UK.

 

Contents

Classical Style in the Painting
7
The Nineteenth Century Notion 55 Ernst H Gombrich
55
Cultural Historian Karl Lamprecht
65
93 Dorothea McEwan
93
On Aby 121 Matthew Rampley
121
Warburgs Writings on Astrology
151
The Last Plates 183 Charlotte SchoellGlass
183
Aby Warburg and the Florentine 209 Peg Katritzky
223
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