Aby Warburg

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Noun1.Aby Warburg - German art historian (1866-1929)Aby Warburg - German art historian (1866-1929)  
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Scion of a wealthy German-Jewish banking family, Aby Warburg began as a student of Renaissance painting but soon forsook the narrow path of art history to investigate a broader field of research looking at the interaction between diverse cultural fields.
Afteratlas" sieves these themes through the work of German art historian Aby Warburg (1866-1929), specifically his "Mnemosyne Atlas," an atlas of art images.
He includes Paul Frankl, Otto von Simson, Aby Warburg, Eugene Viollet-le-Duc and Meyer Schapiro in his explication of Gothic interpretations alongside less expected figures including Mies van der Rohe and Alois Riegl, the latter of which are treated in the section on 'Ornament, Style and Space'.
This survey of the intellectual life of foreign residents, mainly German, is centred on the work and life of Aby Warburg intertwined with the various social movements that were changing the city famed for its past glories.
Artists such as Paul Klee and Edgar Degas were, in time, to thank the city for its inspirational qualities, while young art historians, such as the (rather dodgy)Bernard Berenson and Aby Warburg and his wife, Mary, were among the people who fled to the beguiling welcome Florence afforded its visitors.
Between tradition and modernity; Aby Warburg and art in Hamburg's public realm, 1896-1918.
As copious in its details as the painted marvels illustrated within, From Flanders to Florence presents a panoramic picture, charting new paths that extend from the transalpine excursions of Aby Warburg, Erwin Panofsky, Millard Meiss, E.
He reflects on the burnt library of Alexandria, the personal libraries of Montaigne, Rabelais, Borges and Hitler, biblioboros in Colombia--the rough equivalent of our bookmobiles--and the spectacularly bequeathed library of Aby Warburg in his chapter "The Library as Mind.
Philippe-Alain Michaud, Aby Warburg and the Image in Motion, translated by Sophie Hawkes, foreword by Georges Didi-Huberman (New York: Zone Books, 2004)
The Institute, which grew out of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek of Aby Warburg, is renowned as a center for research into the development and continuities of the iconographical tradition of Western art and thought.
Contemporary artists try to use forms and strategies developed in the 1960s, but they are often taken over by these forms (as Aby Warburg would probably argue, stressing the involuntary nature of the enterprise of reactivating earlier art).
In 1926, Ernst Cassirer invited him to Hamburg to meet Aby Warburg and the scholars of the Warburg-Bibliotek fur Kulturwissenschaft, especially Fritz Saxl and Erwin Panofsky, with whom he would bring to completion forty years later the work on Saturn and Melancholy, which Saxl and Panofsky had initiated in 1923.