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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 Dictionary of Modern Proverbs (2012)

Aby Warburg, announcing the title or topic of a seminar at Hamburg ...

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, Arnaldo Momigliano, Georg Misch, Ernesto Grassi, Meyer Schapiro, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Critical Theory

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 ...

Google previewThe Social Science Encyclopedia (2004)

by Adam Kuper

Hamburg Aby Warburg wrote a handful of important articles and built up a marvellous library (transferred to London in 1933) devoted to the history of the classical tradition and to the science of culture (Kulturwissenschaft). However, these attempts to write a general history of culture found few emulators. At much the same time, between the two world wars, French attempts to go beyond political and economic history took the form of the history of collective mentalities associated with ...

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