How do the great forces of intellect, soul and imagination place themselves in relation to the perception of art? Why do ideas considered lost over time re-emerge in the Renaissance and later art? These are the questions that, long excluded from the sphere of art history, would have become fundamental for the work of Warburg, historian of those areas of human culture that resist any rigid classification and interpretation. The volume approaches the figure of Warburg in the form of an essay, but also of a practical manual, analyzing the central questions in the work of the one who devised personal methods in order to interpret the fleeting signs of historical change.
Kurt W. Forster, Katia Mazzucco – Introduzione a Aby Warburg e all’Atlante della Memoria
Edit by Monica Centanni
276 pages, paperback