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Memory, Metaphor, and Aby Warburg's Atlas of Images

Christopher D. Johnson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477423
eISBN:
9780801464065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477423.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

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 focuses on his last project, the encyclopedic Atlas of ... More


Exemplary Figures and Diagrammatic Thought

Christopher D. Johnson

in Memory, Metaphor, and Aby Warburg's Atlas of Images

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477423
eISBN:
9780801464065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477423.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter offers a close reading of Warburg's 1926 lecture on Rembrandt, in which he crystallizes his thinking about the Baroque and “superlatives” in art and lays the groundwork for the final ... More


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