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Aby Warburg

Definition of the noun aby warburg

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  1. German art historian (1866-1929)


Who is Aby Warburg?

Aby Warburg: Abraham Moritz Warburg, known as Aby Warburg, was a German art historian and cultural theorist who founded a private Library for Cultural Studies, the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg, later Warburg Institute. At the heart of his research was the legacy of the Classical World, and the transmission of classical representation, in the most varied areas of western culture through to the Renaissance.

  • also known as Варбург, Аби
  • born on (149 years ago) in Hamburg
  • education:
  • died on (86 years ago) in Hamburg
  • written works: "El ritual de la serpiente", "Images from the region of the Pueblo Indians of North America", "Schlangenritual", "Ausgewählte Schriften und Würdigungen", "Tagebuch der kulturwissenschaftlichen Bibliothek Warburg", "The renewal of pagan antiquity"

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Google previewThe Agamben Dictionary (2011)

by Alex Murray

WARBURG, ABY Alex Murray Aby Warburg (1866–1929), a German art historian, provides several important contexts for Agamben's work. While Warburg may not appear to hold the central place of writers such as Benjamin and Heidegger, ...

Google previewThe Columbia Dictionary of Modern Literary and Cultural Criticism (1995)

by Joseph Childers

Aby Warburg broke with the main tenets of nineteenth-century iconography, which had primarily sought to establish the links between religious art and religious texts and the liturgy. Warburg argued that the ...

Google previewThe Jewish Encyclopedia (1907)

A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Isidore Singer, Cyrus Adler

Aby Warburg (born 1866) is known as an art critic and historian. Karl Johann Warburg (born in 1852 at Stockholm) is a historical and biographical writer of importance, has been appointed librarian of the Nobel Institute, and is a member of the ...

Google previewDictionary of Concepts in History (1986)

by Harry Ritter

Aby Warburg, and Huizinga — were based on dubious Hegelian assumptions. Both were based on the idea that it was possible to analyze literature, the arts, society, and ideas as a unit. This is reflected primarily in the "exegetic method" that ...

Google previewThe Spenser Encyclopedia (2003)

by A.C. Hamilton

and from the survivalsof Romanticism in modern scholars like Aby Warburg, Ernst Cassirer, and Northrop Frye. The problem ofmythhas ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Critical Theory (2010)

by Ian Buchanan

Art historians like Aby Warburg and Erwin Panofsky show that Medieval, Baroque , and Renaissance Christian art use a limited number of images, which also have a fairly stable set of meanings. In the Romantic period, forests, mountains ...

Google previewDictionary of Visual Discourse (2016)

A Dialectical Lexicon of Terms by Barry Sandywell

Later contributors to this genre of Kulturgeschichte and cultural research include Wilhelm Dilthey, Aby Warburg, Erwin Panofsky, Ernst Cassirer, Ernst H. Gombrich , Walter Benjamin, Theodor W. Adorno, Ernst Robert Curtius, Paul O. Kristeller, ...

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