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Images from the Region of the Pueblo Indians of North America

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Images from the Region of the Pueblo Indians of North America

Aby Warburg, Aby M. Warburg, Michael P. Steinberg

128 Pages
Paperback
ISBN: 9780801484353
Cornell University Press

Aby M. Warburg (1866–1929) is recognized not only as one of the century’s preeminent art and Renaissance historians but also as a founder of twentieth-century methods in iconology and cultural studies in general. Warburg’s 1923 lecture, first published in German in 1988 and now available in the first complete English translation, offers at once a window on his career, a formative statement of his cultural history of modernity, and a document in the ethnography of the American Southwest. This edition includes thirty-nine photographs, many of them originally presented as slides with the speech, and a rich interpretive essay by the translator.

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"The text casually titled Images from the Region of the Pueblo Indians of North America was originally a lecture intended to prove that its author was sane. Aby Warburg delivered his talk on April 21, 1923, before an audience of inmates, doctors and guests at the Bellevue sanatorium in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland. His lecture is fascinating. In it, Warburg recounts his youthful journey to the American West as the story of civilization told in reverse."

- New Republic

About the Author

Aby M. Warburg (1866–1929) is recognized not only as one of the century's preeminent art and Renaissance historians but also as a founder of twentieth-century methods in iconology and cultural studies in general. Aby M. Warburg (1866–1929) is recognized not only as one of the century's preeminent art and Renaissance historians but also as a founder of twentieth-century methods in iconology and cultural studies in general. Michael P. Steinberg is Director of the Cogut Center for the Humanities and Professor of History and Music at Brown University. He is the author of Austria as Theater and Ideology: The Meaning of the Salzburg Festival; Walter Benjamin and the Demands of History (both from Cornell); and Listening to Reason: Culture, Subjectivity, and Nineteenth-Century Music. Monica Bohm-Duchen is an independent writer, lecturer, and curator. Her many books include The Private Life of a Masterpiece and Chagall. Exhibitions she has curated include After Auschwitz: Responses to the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Rubies and Rebels: Jewish Female Identity in Contemporary British Art. She was co-curator of Life? Or Theatre?: The Work of Charlotte Salomon (Royal Academy of Arts, London).

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