Aby Warburg and the Image in Motion
The purposeful discontinuities and juxtapositions of Aby Warburg's iconography and how they can be used to analyze other imagery.
Paperback, 402 pages
Published March 2nd 2007 by Zone Books (NY)
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I've just began reading it, but Georges Didi-Huberman's preface is magnificent. Warburg's Mnemosyne project, carefully described and explained by Michaud, has that element of strangeness that always captures my attention in an encounter with a thinker. Borges employed the same reading criterion, by cultivating his particular list of "raros". Warburg has just become one of my "raros"...
This book is a great study on Warburg and his immense historical scope in determining through the image a sense of motion in the beginning of moving pictures. It also deals with his amassing an atlas of material and organizing it in a logical but idiosyncratic way around core concepts in a non-linear or hierarchical sense. Fascinating.
Georges Didi-Huberman is a French philosopher and art historian.More about Georges Didi-Huberman...