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- DescriptionThis is a landmark study on Aby Warburg's life and work, translated into English.In Aby Warburg and Anti-Semitism , Charlotte Schoell-Glass provides an unprecedented look at the life and writings of cultural critic Aby Warburg through the prism of Warburg's little-kwn political views. Schoell-Glass argues provocatively based on archival research that Warburg's work and teachings developed as a reaction to the growing anti-Semitism in Germany, which he saw as a threat to classical education and university scholarship. Translated into English for the first time, Aby Warburg and Anti-Semitism sheds much needed light on Warburg's views on Judaism and the politics of his time.Aby Warburg, scion of a well-kwn Jewish banking family in Hamburg, sacrificed his birthright to pursue a career as a private scholar. As an independent art historian, he devoted himself almost exclusively to reinterpreting the revival of antiquity within the Renaissance, urging other art historians to approach their work as a brand of the larger study of image making and philosophy. In this study, Schoell-Glass examines Warburg's most influential essays on Durer, Rembrandt, and the Sassetti Chapel and his most invative concepts - the accessories of motion, the pathos formula, and the afterlife of antiquity - to illustrate how Warburg persistently showed a deep concern over a disappointing and unstable outside world within his own work. Schoell-Glass shows how Warburg attempts to make a response to anti-Semitism the only way he knew how, despite his awareness of the diminishing societal relevance of that response.From this study of Warburg, Schoell-Glass produces a multilayered case study of the encounter between twentieth-century politics and scholarship. Art historians, German historians, and scholars of Jewish studies and cultural studies will be grateful for this volume.
- Author BiographyCharlotte Schoell-Glass is an art historian teaching at the University of Hamburg and has published extensively on Aby Warburg.
- Author(s)Charlotte Schoell-Glass
- PublisherWayne State University Press
- Date of Publication15/07/2008
- LanguageEnglish & English & German
- SubjectThe Arts: General & Reference
- Series TitleKritik: German Literary Theory and Cultural Studies Series
- Place of PublicationDetroit, MI
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWayne State University Press
- Content Note18 illustrations
- Weight549 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine21 mm
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