The form of "Denkraum":Tecnique and Representation in the Kreuzlingen Lecture

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In 1895 Aby Warburg decides to complement his theoretical research with field anthropological observation, directly experiencing habits, rituals and customs of the Hopi natives. Warburg meticulously documents his journey with his Box Camera Kodak, one of the first devices ever produced by the firm. Within the theoretical framework of unitary knowledge, that is a space of integration between different methods and disciplines, his choice of expressive media offers the opportunity to explore and experiment its peculiar potential. His interest in technique is combined with a non-formalistic aesthetic stance, according to which art coincides with a specifically hum biological need. It is then a true device for space/time orientation, the pulsating hub of the symbolic polarity oscillating between Nachleben and Pathosformel.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteEvolution of form
Numero di pagine6
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2013


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