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Neither Eyewitnesses, Nor Windows to the Past, but Valuable Testimony in its Own Right: Remarks on Iconography, Source Criticism and Ancient Data-processing

CHRISTOPH UEHLINGER

in Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores the potential use of visual sources, together with the methods employed for studying them, such as iconography or iconology, for the history of ‘ancient Israel’. It describes ... More


Ad oculos: Ways of Seeing, Reading, and Collecting

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/9780801477423.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter engages Ernst Gombrich's essay “Icones symbolicae” and Michael Baxandall's interpretation of Leon Battista Alberti's debts to the rhetorical tradition to examine the iconology of ... More


Translating the Symbol: Warburg and Cassirer

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/9780801477423.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter illustrates why Warburg is keener to underscore the psychological play of polarities than to insist on their resolution into a stable third term—in other words, why and how Warburg ... More


Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere: Structure and Performance in Rodia’s Watts Towers

Guglielmo Bilancioni

in Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts: Art, Migrations, Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257966
eISBN:
9780823268924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257966.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter reflects on Rodia's Watts Towers, described as embodying “a philosophy of freedom, an image of human labor, and the everlasting creative tension—a true performance—toward realization.” ... More


Iconology and the Hamburg School

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/9780226061719.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The sixth chapter argues that Panofsky forged a “third way” between the formalist and contextualist approaches of his art historical mentors, Wölfflin and Riegl. Influenced by Warburg’s early work, ... More


The Hamburg-America Line: Exiles as Exports

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/9780226061719.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter ten addresses the divergent trajectories of Cassirer and Panofsky in exile and reveals how generational differences between these scholars were manifest in their respective attitudes towards ... More


The Pictorial Form of a Zoomorphic Ecology: Dragons and Their Painters in Song and Southern Song China

Jennifer Purtle

in The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824846763
eISBN:
9780824873035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846763.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This essay studies painted dragons, zoomorphic tools of human intervention in the water cycle without correlative in empirical science. By demonstrating the relation of pictorial form to ... More


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