Studies on Aby Warburg, Fritz Saxl and Gertrud Bing (Variorum Collected Studies) (Hardcover)

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Studies on Aby Warburg, Fritz Saxl and Gertrud Bing (Variorum Collected Studies) (Hardcover)

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Originally published in German, Italian and French these articles have been translated into English for the first time by the author, the former archivist of The Warburg Institute, London. Aby Warburg's research and writings centred on images, their origins and metamorphoses, and their explanations and interpretations. The articles include discussions of Warburg's academic work with colleagues such as James Loeb, the American Hellenist and philanthropist, and founder of the Loeb Classical Library, and with Josef Strzygowski, the Polish-Austrian art historian of the Vienna School of Art History. Further articles include notes on Warburg's Serpent Ritual lecture of 1923; his politico-cultural initiative in 1914-1915; his work on caricature, in particular the Struwwelpeter topic; and discussions on the topic of Judaica.

The Viennese art historian Fritz Saxl became his trusted friend and collaborator helping to gather Warburg's large collection of books and photographs into the foundation of an academic institution in Hamburg in the 1920s, and then for a second time in London in the 1930s. The Warburg Institute has become one of the world's leading centres of intellectual history.

Dorothea McEwan was appointed the first archivist of The Warburg Institute Archive, London in 1993. Her research interests include Aby Warburg and Fritz Saxl and Ethiopian illuminated manuscripts and Ethiopian history. In 2008 she was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, in 2017 she was elected Associate Fellow of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences and in 2021 she was awarded the Grand Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria.

Product Details ISBN: 9780367769413
ISBN-10: 0367769417
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: March 21st, 2023
Pages: 326
Language: English
Series: Variorum Collected Studies