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Antiquity Unleashed - Aby Warburg, Durer and Mantegna (Paperback, New) Loot Price: R247
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Antiquity Unleashed - Aby Warburg, Durer and Mantegna (Paperback, New): Marcus Andrew Hurttig

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Antiquity Unleashed - Aby Warburg, Durer and Mantegna (Paperback, New)

Marcus Andrew Hurttig

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The Hamburg banker's son Aby Warburg (1866-1929) was one of the most influential art historians and cultural theorists of the 20th century. His life's work was devoted to tracing antique formulas of representation in the depiction of human passions in Renaissance art. For this epoch-spanning relationship, he developed the term `pathos formula' (Pathosformel). In a lecture given in 1905 in the Konzerthaus in Hamburg, focusing on the young Albrecht Durer's Death of Orpheus, Warburg outlined his thoughts in front of the original drawing, which he had borrowed from the rich holdings of the Kunsthalle in order to better illustrate his idea. This drawing, pivotal in the young artist's development as an ambitious response to classical antiquity, was displayed during the lecture alongside a group of engravings and woodcuts which included not only some of Durer's own seminal later prints, such as Melencolia I, but also engravings by Andrea Mantegna which Durer copied in 1494, the same year he drew the Death of Orpheus. Warburg's `pop-up exhibition' of eleven works has here been reconstructed and analyzed, using his fascinating lecture notes, sketches and slide lists. First developed by the Hamburger Kunsthalle in 2011, subsequently on view in Cologne in the Wallraf-Richartz Museum and now at The Courtauld Gallery, each institution has interpreted the material slightly differently, while retaining the core Warburg group. Aby Warburg aimed at unlocking the meaning of an art work by excavating its roots in its cultural context. By restaging his legendary display of 1905 with Durer's Death of Orpheus at its heart, the exhibition and accompanying book present some of the most skillful and ambitious works on paper ever produced and also seek to introduce into Warburg's rich intellectual universe to a broader public, hoping thereby to offer both sheer enjoyment and food for thought.

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Imprint: Paul Holberton Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2013
First published: October 2013
Authors: Marcus Andrew Hurttig
Dimensions: 210 x 210mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 56
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-1-907372-58-2
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 1400 to 1600
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 1400 to 1600 > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Exhibition catalogues and specific collections
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LSN: 1-907372-58-X
Barcode: 9781907372582

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