By Richard Woodfield

This e-book makes a speciality of Aby Warburg (1866-1929), one of many mythical figures of 20th century cultural historical past. His assortment, that's now housed within the Warburg Institute of the college of London bears witness to his idiosyncratic method of a psychology of symbolism, and explores the Nachleben of classical antiquity in its manifold cultural legacy. This selection of essays bargains the 1st translation of 1 of Warburg's key essays, the Gombrich lecture, defined by way of Carlo Ginzburg as 'the richest and such a lot penetrating interpretation of Warburg' and unique essays on Warburg's astrology, his Mnemosyne undertaking and his favorite subject of fairs. Richard Woodfield is learn Professor within the school of paintings and layout on the Nottingham Trent college, England. He has edited E.H Gombrich's Reflections at the heritage of Art (1987), Gombrich on paintings and Psychology (1996), The crucial Gombrich (1996), and a quantity on Riegl within the Critical Voices in artwork, concept and Culture sequence. he's additionally the overall Editor of a brand new sequence of books for G+B Arts overseas, Aesthetics and the Arts. Edited by way of Richard Woodfield, study Professor within the college of paintings and layout at Nottingham Trent college, UK.

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