The Surviving Image: Phantoms of Time and Time of Phantoms: Aby Warburg's History of Art by Georges Didi-hubermanThe Surviving Image: Phantoms of Time and Time of Phantoms: Aby Warburg's History of Art by Georges Didi-huberman

The Surviving Image: Phantoms of Time and Time of Phantoms: Aby Warburg's History of Art

byGeorges Didi-hubermanTranslated byHarvey Mendelsohn

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The Surviving Image, originally published in French in 2002, is the result of Georges Didi-Huberman’s extensive research into the life and work of foundational art historian Aby Warburg. Warburg envisioned an art history that drew from anthropology, psychoanalysis, and philosophy in order to understand the “life” of images. Drawing on a wide range of Warburg’s unpublished letters and diaries, Didi-Huberman demonstrates unequivocally the complexity and importance of Warburg’s ideas and the ways in which his legacy was both distorted and diffused as art history became a “humanistic” discipline. The Surviving Image takes Warburg as its main subject, but also addresses broader questions regarding art historians’ conceptions of time, memory, symbols, and the relationship between art and the rational and irrational forces of the psyche.

Faithfully and thoughtfully translated by Harvey Mendelsohn, this first English-language edition of Didi-Huberman’s masterful study of Warburg is a stirring and significant treatise on the philosophical nature of art history.

Georges Didi-Huberman is on the faculty of the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. His books in English include Fra Angelico: Dissemblance and Figuration; Invention of Hysteria: Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpêtrière; and Confronting Images: Questioning the Ends of a Certain History of Art, the l...
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Title:The Surviving Image: Phantoms of Time and Time of Phantoms: Aby Warburg's History of ArtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 10 × 7 × 1.45 inPublished:November 28, 2016Publisher:Penn State University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgements

Translator’s Note

Chapter 1: The Image as Phantom: Survival of Forms and Impurities of Time

Chapter 2: The Image as Pathos: Lines of Fracture and Formulas of Intensity

Chapter 3: The Image as Symptom: Fossils in Motion and Montages of Memory

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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“A painstakingly detailed examination of Warburg’s writing, showing its connection with works of Friedrich Nietzsche, Jakob Burckhardt, and other notable pioneers of a psychologically oriented analysis of culture. Didi-Huberman offers insightful readings and criticism of such scholars as Ernst Cassirer, Erwin Panofsky, and Ernst Gombrich, accused of trafficking in ‘canons, ideal entities and transcendental notions,’ not to mention a more general denunciation of unnamed practitioners of a ‘positivist’ art history.”—W. Cahn, Choice