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Culture, Commerce, and the City

Emily J. Levine

in Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226061689
eISBN:
9780226061719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061719.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The first chapter argues that the relationship between the brothers Aby and Max Warburg and the Warburg banking family provide a civic exemplar of Hamburg’s unique urban landscape, the so-called ... More


Atlas Gazed: Mnemosyne—Its Origins, Motives, and Scope

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/9780801477423.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter first adduces parallel instances of visual and literary memory to frame Mnemosyne, afterward describing the scope and contents of the Bilderatlas and adumbrating some of the main issues ... More


Aby Warburg and the Secularization of the Image

Michael P. Steinberg and Yaron Ezrahi

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter draws attention to the anthropological imagination of Aby Warburg, the great student of world culture and comparative mythology whose “Warburg Library,” founded in Hamburg, served as the ... More


University as “Gateway to the World”

Emily J. Levine

in Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226061689
eISBN:
9780226061719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061719.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The third chapter examines the longstanding debate over the purpose of scholarship in a commercial city without a scholarly tradition. Warburg, for his part, often mediated between the camps of ... More


Aby Warburg

Adi Efal-Lautenschläger

in Agamben's Philosophical Lineage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423632
eISBN:
9781474438520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423632.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

One preliminary point which must be stated regarding Agamben’s relation to the art historian Abraham (‘Aby’) Moritz Warburg (1866–1929) is that this line of questioning is not reducible to problems ... More


The Promise of Irreconcilable Difference

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 8 examines Persephone’s rebirth and return to the underworld with the goal of understanding what its emancipatory promise and historicity—or relationship to the past, present, and ... More


Gestures between Symptom and Symbol in Aby Warburg and Sigmund Freud

Lucia Ruprecht

in Gestural Imaginaries: Dance and Cultural Theory in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190659370
eISBN:
9780190659417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190659370.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter addresses the symptomatic and pathological charge of gesturality in the works of Aby Warburg and Sigmund Freud, but it also engages with aspects of Freud’s and Warburg’s writings that ... More


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


Gathering Hay in a Thunderstorm

Jed Rasula

in Acrobatic Modernism from the Avant-Garde to Prehistory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198833949
eISBN:
9780191889813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833949.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Concentrating on two case histories—that of art historian Aby Warburg in a psychiatric institution, and poet H.D. in psychoanalysis with Freud—the war trauma of noncombatants provides insight into ... More


Sacrificial Cults as ‘the Mysterious Centre of Every Religion’: A Girardian Assessment of Aby Warburg’s Theory of Religion

Wolfgang Palaver

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the question of sacrifice in regard to its broader political implications concerning pacifism, violence, and peace. A first part summarizes the modern abolishment of sacrifice ... More


Relay and Delay

Shira Brisman

in Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226354750
eISBN:
9780226354897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354897.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

Focusing on an unfinished, imperially commissioned print project, Maximilian’s Triumphal Chariot, Chapter Three describes the complex chain of letters surrounding this collaboration and Dürer’s ... More


Orphans: On Émigrés and Images in W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz

Lisa Saltzman

in Daguerreotypes: Fugitive Subjects, Contemporary Objects

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226242033
eISBN:
9780226242170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242170.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter two examines W.G. Sebald’s last work of prose fiction, Austerlitz, a novel which dramatizes the profound role that photographs plays for its protagonist, a Welsh child who only belatedly ... More


The Pervasive Influence

Gerard Passannante

in The Lucretian Renaissance: Philology and the Afterlife of Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226648491
eISBN:
9780226648514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648514.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

When Aby Warburg first encountered Botticelli's Venus he discovered something like an illustrated history of ideas, her metaphysical undressing catching Warbug's imagination. His attention towards ... More


Reconceiving the Warburg Library as a Working Museum of the Mind

Barbara Maria Stafford

in Ribbon of Darkness: Inferencing from the Shadowy Arts and Sciences

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226630489
eISBN:
9780226630656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226630656.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In line with Aby Warburg’s conviction that the past should engage the present by expanding and refreshing it, the Warburg Institute Library’s rare and singular collections are both about the books ... More


Method, madness and montage: assemblages of images and the production of knowledge

W. J. T. Mitchell

in Image Operations: Visual media and political conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526107213
eISBN:
9781526120984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526107213.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter surveys assemblages of images in the context of art history, anthropology, cinematic production, surveillance, and forensic science. The aim is to uncover both the logic and the ... More


History and Things in the Twentieth Century

Peter N. Miller

in History and Its Objects: Antiquarianism and Material Culture since 1500

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780801453700
eISBN:
9781501708244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453700.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter details notable instances of artistic and intellectual engagements with material culture during the twentieth century, including poetic ruminations on the metaphysical nature of objects ... More


Jill Kraye

Alexander Bevilacqua and Frederic Clark

in Thinking in the Past Tense: Eight Conversations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226601175
eISBN:
9780226601342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226601342.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Interview with Jill Kraye, Professor of the History of Renaissance Philosophy at the Warburg Institute, University of London. Topics include intellectual history; history of philosophy; Renaissance ... More


History and the Social Sciences

Ewa Morawska

in Ethnicity and Beyond: Theories and Dilemmas of Jewish Group Demarcation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199793495
eISBN:
9780190254667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793495.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter presents a number of reviews of books in the fields of history and social science. Topics covered in the first few books reviewed include the emigration of Jews from the Russian Empire; ... More


Room for Thought

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores how the culture of the machine age destroys that to which the sciences, growing out of myth, had painstakingly laid claim, the space or room of contemplation (Andachtsraum), ... More


A Wake

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses ghosts and dreams from psychoanalytic and philosophical perspectives. Exiting Kreuzlingen, Aby Warburg had determined to abandon art history and set out on a new path marked by ... More


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