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Memory, metaphor, and Aby Warburg's Atlas of images

Author: Christopher D Johnson
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press : Cornell University Library, 2012.
Series: Signale (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The work of German cultural theorist and art historian Aby Warburg (1866-1929) has had a lasting effect on how we think about images. This book is the first in English to focus on his last project, the encyclopedic Atlas of Images: Mnemosyne. Begun in earnest in 1927, and left unfinished at the time of Warburg's death in 1929, the Atlas consisted of sixty-three large wooden panels covered with black cloth. On these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Aby Warburg; Aby Moritz Warburg; Aby Warburg; Aby Warburg
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher D Johnson
ISBN: 9780801477423 0801477425
OCLC Number: 767566915
Description: xiii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Atlas gazed : Mnemosyne : its origins, motives, and scope --
Ad oculos : ways of seeing, reading, and collecting --
Metaphor lost and found in Mnemosyne --
Translating the symbol : Warburg and Cassirer --
Metaphorologies : Nietzsche, Blumenberg, and Hegel --
Exemplary figures and diagrammatic thought --
Synderesis : the "Bruno-Reise."
Series Title: Signale (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Christopher D. Johnson.

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Christopher D. Johnson traces several thematic sequences in the panels of Aby Warburg's encyclopedic Mnemosyne (Atlas of Images), begun in earnest in 1927, and left unfinished at the time of  Read more...
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"This is a rich and learned book, and also an extremely humane and attractive one. The final chapter, on Warburg and Bruno, has the status of revelation. It is absolutely fascinating, not only as a Read more...

 
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