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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2012
... organized library, a center for doctoral and postdoctoral research, and a teaching faculty, the Institute was first envisioned by Aby Warburg, a pioneering historian of art and culture from a wealthy Jewish family in Hamburg. Warburg rejected the traditional view that the classical tradition was a simple...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 17–21.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Peter Mack This essay reflects on the different uses that its author has made of the Warburg Institute Library, first as a student, resident in the Library for two years, then as a visitor on day-long research trips from Warwick, and most recently as director of the Institute. After describing how...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 117–127.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Jill Kraye Against the backdrop of Walter Benjamin's famous essay, “Unpacking My Library” (1931), this article, by the Librarian of the Warburg Institute, tells the story of the many times that the Warburg Library has been packed and unpacked. First it was the private collection of Aby Warburg...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 180–187.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Barbara Maria Stafford Received opinion holds that it would be more efficient, hence more economical, to compress and thus dissolve the holdings of the Warburg Institute Library into an overarching university library system. This essay argues two points: first, that we should not be automatically...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 533–534.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Adam S. Cohen Derolez Albert , The Making and Meaning of the Liber Floridus: A Study of the Original Manuscript, Ghent, University Library MS 92 . ( Turnhout : Brepols , 2016 ), 355 pp. Joyner Danielle , Painting the “Hortus Deliciarum”: Medieval Women, Wisdom, and Time...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 431–452.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Symposium: Anthropological Philosophy FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE SUPERREAL The Metaphysics and Consciousness of an American “Channel” Peter Skafish “The story behind aspect psychology,” Jane Roberts wrote in 1975, “began with a series of events that I couldn’t deny or explain to my...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2006) 12 (3): 520–521.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Nabil Matar Alastair Hamilton and Francis Richard, André du Ryer and Oriental Studies in Seventeenth-Century France , Arcadian Library Series (London: Oxford University Press, 2004), 200 pp. Duke University Press 2006 L I T T L E R E V I E W S Robert Mills, Suspended...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 322–323.
Published: 01 April 2018
...H. R. Woudhuysen Rydell Anders , The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe’s Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance , trans. Koch Henning ( New York : Viking , 2017 ), 368 pp. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 ...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 317.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Susan Stephens König Jason , Oikonomopoulou Katerina , and Woolf Greg , eds., Ancient Libraries . ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2013 ), 500 pp. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2003) 9 (1): 156–157.
Published: 01 January 2003
...G. Thomas Tanselle Duke University Press 2003 CK 9.1-12 Reviews 10/31/02 10:36 AM Page 156 LITTLE REVIEWS Nicholson Baker, Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper (New York: Random House, 2001), 370 pp...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 106–116.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Christopher S. Wood “ Dromenon ” was and is the rubric governing the fourth and final floor of Aby Warburg's Library. The word means “the thing done,” “the action,” and in the context of the Greek Mysteries referred to rites, as opposed to words and images. In the Warburg Library in London...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 22–31.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Aby Warburg had embodied in the Institute and Library that he founded in Hamburg. The Institute is described as existing, during the late 1950s and early 1960s in London, less as a formal institution than as the interaction of some two dozen émigrés with what the author describes as “the intention of...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 79–85.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Carlo Ginzburg The author describes his research experience in the 1960s, as an apprentice historian, in the Warburg Library. His work on witchcraft trials in early modern Italy, he argues, was deeply affected by the Library's unique character. Aby Warburg's law of the “good neighbour” (the book we...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 134–148.
Published: 01 January 2012
... the context of the Warburg Institute, is connected not only to Aby Warburg's ideas on Nachleben der Antike and Mnemosyne , but also to the organization and holdings of the Warburg Institute Library. Working in the Warburg Library gives architectural historians the intellectual space to think about...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 160–173.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann This essay, part of a special issue on the Warburg Institute and Library, offers personal recollections of scholars whom the author encountered there as a student in the early 1970s, including E. H. Gombrich, Otto Kurz, Michael Baxandall, Frances Yates, D. P. Walker, A. I...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 January 2012
... illuminates the legacy of Warburg's Library, today at the core of the Warburg Institute in London, since the crisis that the page documents — larger than Warburg's personal one — still lies at the heart of humanistic scholarship as it attempts to grasp the essence of what it means to be human. © 2012 by...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 128–133.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Michael P. Steinberg This essay portrays the “law of the good neighbor” as the principle of the Warburg Library's collections — as the argument for their expansion and coherence, as well as the principle governing the scholarly practice inspired by the Warburg Institute and “Warburg school” of...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 149–159.
Published: 01 January 2012
... method. The project was an attempt by Saxl, as director, to show the relevance of the Warburg Institute's work in England, the new home of the Library since 1933. Kenneth Clark, director of the National Gallery, actively promoted the work of the Institute, including by supporting the naturalization...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 174–179.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Paul Crossley This article traces the roundabout journey of an architectural historian from Cambridge to the Warburg Institute Library, via Cracow, Princeton, and Manchester. The author's early research, into German and Central European architecture, had little to do with Warburgian interests, but...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 317–318.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., ofdevelopedhabits collating, libraries these...