Warburg, aby article about warburg, aby by the free. Aby warburg and the image in motion book, 2004 worldcat. His followers included such celebrated art historians of the twentieth century as erwin panofsky, edgar wind. The warburg family is a prominent german and american banking family of german jewish and originally venetian jewish descent, noted for their varied accomplishments in biochemistry, botany, political activism, economics, investment banking, law, physics, classical music, art history, pharmacology, physiology, finance, private equity and philanthropy. Abraham moritz warburg june 1866, hamburg 26 october 1929, hamburg was a german art historian and cultural theorist who founded a private library for cultural studies, the kulturwissenschaftliche bibliothek warburg, later warburg institute. Aby warburgs most popular book is images from the region of the pueblo indians of north america. Project muse memory, metaphor, and aby warburgs atlas.
Gombrich, consisting of some 10,000 catalogued items. This book is the first in english to focus on his last project, the encyclopedic atlas of images. To access those items that are open to readers, permission must be obtained in advance from the literary estate of e. A bibliography, was published by joseph burney trapp in 2000. Aby warburg synonyms, aby warburg pronunciation, aby warburg translation, english dictionary definition of aby warburg.
Aby moritz warburg june 1877 26 october 1929 was a german influential art historian. Ernst hans josef gombrich, born march 30, in vienna, austria, was educated at vienna university where he earned a ph. A hard copy of the current version is available at the warburg institute archive. Distinguished scholars discussed the implications of.
His followers included such celebrated art historians. Johnson focuses on the way warburgs triumph is rooted in metaphor and metonymy. The bilderatlas was conceived over the course of more than two and a half years, as the summa of his lifes work. An intellectual biography with a memoir on the history of the library. Alla francese that is the counterpart to allantica designates the fashion from france that was popular at. The warburg institute is a research institution associated with the university of london in central london, england. The papers have been fully catalogued at file level, but the catalogue remains under revision. This book introduces the reader to the ideas and the personality of a scholar who exerted a major influence on the course of arthistorical studies through his publications, through the institute which bears his name, and through. From the beginning, warburgs research interests were wideranging, encompassing art history, astrology, the afterlife of the antique, renaissance festivals, the performative culture of trionfi, magic, symbolism, mythography and several other. The purposeful discontinuities and juxtapositions of aby warburgs iconography and how they can be used to analyze other imagery. Aby warburg on manet dimitrios latsis introduction the decided turn towards critical and academic favour that aby warburg s thought and works have undergone in the last three decades within angloamerican and french scholarship has eclipsed even his revival within his native germany. Online bilderatlas mnemosyne the warburg institute. Warburg grew up the eldest son in a wealthy devoutly jewish banking family.
The absorption of the expressive values of the past. At the heart of his research was the legacy of the classical world, and the transmission of classical representation, in the most. In february 1927, aby warburg embarked in earnest on a project that he never completed, the bilderatlas mnemosyne, which is now one of his most famous works. The kulturwissenschaftliche bibliothek warburg kbw originated from the private library of aby warburg 18661929.
Crede mihi, plus est, quam quod videatur, imago ovid, heroides, xiii. Aby warburg was born in hamburg in 1866, some twenty years ahead of the generation from which the driving forces of modernity would emerge. The abywarburgstiftung is a foundation under german civil law. Media in category aby warburg the following 4 files are in this category, out of 4 total. An intellectual biography 1970, the sense of order 1979 and the preference for the primitive posthumously in 2002.
The purpose of the foundation is to promote scholarship in hamburg. The eldest son of a jewish family that ran a prominent banking firm, he was unwilling to reconcile himself either to a future in business or to the religious strictures of his family, so he proposed a trade. Entry on warburg for the springer encyclopedia of renaissance philosophy. Aby warburg and antisemitism wayne state university press. A member of the school of advanced study, its focus is the study of cultural history and the role of images in culture crossdisciplinary and global. Hamburg, studied art history in bonn, munich, florence, and strasbourg, where he received a doctorate with a dissertation 1891 on botticelli. Warburg, aby abraham moritz warburg, 18661929, german historian of art and culture, b.
The project consisted of a workinprogress series of wooden panels, covered with black cloth, on which he. The work of german cultural theorist and art historian aby warburg 18661929 has had a lasting effect on how we think about images. Aby warburg has 39 books on goodreads with 1926 ratings. Archive of memory is a visual essay inspired by the work of aby warburg, particularly his essay notes on a journey to the pueblo indians. The most important of aby warburgs unpublished or posthumously published working papers is listed in e. The warburg institute archive the warburg institute. Philippealain michaud aby warburg 18661929 is best known as the originator of the discipline of iconology and as the founder of the institute that bears his name. Aby warburg noun the noun aby warburg has 1 sense 1. Various levels of transferring the cosmic system to humanity. Translated into english for the first time, aby warburg and antisemitism sheds much needed light on warburgs views on judaism and the politics of his time. Memory, metaphor, and aby warburgs atlas of images is a most erudite and thoughtful analysis of warburgs role in twentiethcentury intellectual history.
Aby warburg definition of aby warburg by the free dictionary. Founder of the warburg institute now part of the university of london and theorist of a mythopsychological form of art history. The warburg institute celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of aby warburg with a conference dedicated to his work and heritage. Aby warburg 18661929 is best known as the originator of the discipline of iconology and as the founder of the institute that bears his name. Interviews with philosopher raymond klibansky who worked with warburg in hamburg in the 1920s and art historian margaret iversen, complement a wide ranging selection of still and moving images that create a vivid portrait of.
Born in hamburg into a wellestablished family of bankers, he resigned from his birthright to the business and studied art history, archaeology, history, philosophy, and, briefly, psychology. See more ideas about art history, art in the age and motion images. At the heart of his research was the legacy of the classical world, and the transmission of classical representation, in the. Aby warburg arte historialariak 18661929 udaberria eta venusen jaiotza, sandro botticelli errenazimenduko margolariaren 14451510 bi obra piktoriko nagusietan zeharreko ibilbide liluragarria egiten du liburu honetan. The dissertation explores the relationship between aby warburgs unfinished picture atlas mnemosyne and the visualization of art history around 18001900 in an attempt to understand the historical conditions regarding the picture atlas and other visual devices constructed by warburg and his staff at the kulturwissenschaftlichen bibliothek. His father moritz warburg, hoped his son would take over as a banker as did his mother charlotte oppenheimer warburg. An intellectual biography, with a memoir on the history of the library by f. Later reduction of the harmony to abstract geometry instead of to. The warburg institute archive now also incorporates the working papers and private correspondence of e. Aby moritz warburg june, 1866 october 26, 1929, was a german art historian and cultural theorist who founded a private library for cultural studies, the kulturwissenschaftliche bibliothek warburg, which was later moved to the warburg institute, london. It is concerned with the histories of art and science, and their relationship with superstition, magic, and popular beliefs. Aby warburg 1929 ernst gombrich 1937 cortona, june 2017. Begun in earnest in 1927, and left unfinished at the time of warburgs death in 1929, the atlas consisted of sixtythree large wooden panels.841 1495 696 689 683 1345 106 1465 972 987 207 730 490 1428 1119 1276 774 321 1294 966 1000 753 49 1255 566 387 884 688 1423 340 1063 74 781 1127 531 569 1278 584 155 1351 1176 408 258 1157 415 51 765