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

Author: Christopher D Johnson
Publisher: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press and Cornell University Library, 2012.
Series: Signale : modern German letters, cultures and thought
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Aby Moritz Warburg
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher D Johnson
ISBN: 9780801477423 0801477425
OCLC Number: 811488841
Description: xiii, 286 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Atlas Gazed: Mnemosyne-Its Origins, Motives, and Scope2. Ad oculos: Ways of Seeing, Reading, and Collecting3. Metaphor Lost and Found in Mnemosyne4. Translating the Symbol: Warburg and Cassirer5. Metaphorologies: Nietzsche, Blumenberg, and Hegel6. Exemplary Figures and Diagrammatic Thought7. Synderesis: The "Bruno-Reise"IllustrationsBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Signale : modern German letters, cultures and thought
Responsibility: Christopher D. Johnson.

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