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Atlas, or the Anxious Gay Science : How to Carry the World on One?s Back? - (Hardcover)

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Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas (1925–1929) is a prescient work of mixed media assemblage, made up of hundreds of images culled from antiquity to the Renaissance and arranged into startling juxtapositions. Warburg’s allusive atlas sought to illuminate the pains of his final years, after he had suffered a breakdown and been institutionalized. It continues to influence contemporary artists today, including Gerhard Richter and Mark Dion.
In this illustrated exploration of Warburg and his great work, Georges Didi-Huberman leaps from Mnemosyne Atlas into a set of musings on the relation between suffering and knowledge in Western thought, and on the creative results of associative thinking. Deploying writing that delights in dramatic jump cuts reminiscent of Warburg’s idiosyncratic juxtapositions, and drawing on a set of sources that ranges from ancient Babylon to Walter Benjamin, Atlas, or the Anxious Gay Science is rich in Didi-Huberman’s trademark combination of elan and insight.
Number of Pages: Ix, 366 pages :
Genre: Art, Social Science
Sub-Genre: History, Anthropology, European
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Book theme: Cultural & Social, Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
Author: Georges Didi-Huberman
Language: English
Street Date: October 11, 2018
TCIN: 53450436
UPC: 9780226439471
Item Number (DPCI): 248-69-3197
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