The Renewal of Pagan Antiquity

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  • Copyright: 1999-09-09
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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This series offers a range of heretofore unavailable writings in English translation on the subjects of art, architecture, and aesthetics.The first English translation of the collected works of bibliophile, scholar, library founder, and art historian Warburg.

Author Biography

Kurt W. Forster is the director of the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal and was the founding director of the Getty Research Institute. David Britt has translated numerous catalogs and books, including Friedrich Gilly, Essays on Architecture, 1796-1799 and Nicolas Le Camus de Mesieres, The Genius of Architecture.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Acknowledgmentsp. 76
Note on the Textp. 77
Editorial Forewordp. 81
Antiquity in Florentine Bourgeois Culture
Sandro Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Spring (1893)p. 89
Sandro Botticelli (1898)p. 157
The Picture Chronicle of a Florentine Goldsmith (1899)p. 165
On Imprese Amorose in the Earliest Florentine Engravings (1905)p. 169
The Art of Portraiture and the Florentine Bourgeoisie (1902)p. 185
Francesco Sassetti's Last Injunctions to His Sons (1907)p. 223
Matteo degli Strozzi (1893)p. 263
The Commencement of Building Work at the Palazzo Medici (1908)p. 265
An Astronomical Map in the Old Sacristy of San Lorenzo in Florence (1911)p. 269
The Emergence of the Antique as a Stylistic Ideal in Early Renaissance Painting (1914)p. 271
Exchanges between Florentine and Flemish Culture
Artistic Exchanges between North and South in the Fifteenth Century (1905)p. 275
Flemish Art and the Florentine Early Renaissance (1902)p. 281
Flemish and Florentine Art in Lorenzo de' Medici's Circle around 1480 (1901)p. 305
Rogier van der Weyden's Entombment in the Uffizi (1903)p. 309
On a Florentine Painting That Ought to Be in the Exhibition of French Primitives (1904)p. 311
Peasants at Work in Burgundian Tapestries (1907)p. 315
Antiquity and Modern Life in Renaissance Pageantry
Two Scenes from King Maximilian's Captivity in Bruges on a Sheet of Sketches by the So-Called Master of the Housebook (1911)p. 325
Airship and Submarine in the Medieval Imagination (1913)p. 333
Piero della Francesca's Battle of Constantine in the Watercolor Copy by Johann Anton Ramboux (1912)p. 339
Medicean Pageantry at the Valois Court in the Flemish Tapestries of the Galleria degli Uffizi (1927)p. 343
The Theatrical Costumes for the Intermedi of 1589 (1895)p. 349
Contributions to the Cultural History of the Florentine Quattrocento (1929)p. 403
Italian Antiquity in Germany
Durer and Italian Antiquity (1905)p. 553
The Gods of Antiquity and the Early Renaissance in Southern and Northern Europe (1908)p. 559
Church and Court Art at Landshut (1909)p. 561
The Olympian Gods as Astral Daemons
Italian Art and International Astrology in the Palazzo Schifanoia, Ferrara (1912)p. 563
On Images of Planetary Deities in the Low German Almanac of 1519 (1908)p. 593
Pagan-Antique Prophecy in Words and Images in the Age of Luther (1920)p. 597
Astrology under Oriental Influence (1926)p. 699
Occasional Writings on Public Cultural Issues
American Chapbooks (1897)p. 703
The Mural Paintings in Hamburg City Hall (1910)p. 711
Art Exhibitions at the Volksheim (1907)p. 717
A Specialized Heraldic Library (1913)p. 719
A Newly Discovered Fresco by Andrea del Castagno (1899)p. 721
Speech on the Opening of the Kunsthistorisches Institut at the Palazzo Guadagni, Florence, 15 October 1927 (1927)p. 723
In Memory of Robert Munzel (1918)p. 725
The Problem In Between (1918)p. 727
List of Illustrationsp. 779
Bibliographyp. 789
Indexp. 815
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