Photographs at the Frontier: Aby Warburg in America 1895-1896
Place Published: London
Publisher: Merrell Holberton Publishers in association with The Warburg Institute
Date Published: 1998
Book Id: 38161
160pp. Square quarto [28.5 cm] Gray cloth effect paper over boards titled in silver on the spine. Very good condition. The edges of the spine and covers are very lightly bumped and rubbed, and the covers are barely perceptibly concave. There is a former owner's blind stamp on the title page. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with mild rubbing and scratching on the surface.
From the dust jacket- "He [Aby Warburg] is known not simply for his pioneering scholarship of Italian Renaissance art and culture, but for the totality of his approach, the interest he took in the whole process of what anthropologists now call symbolization, the creation of symbols by societies to represent their world. This book studies a crucial moment in his development, when, in 1895, diverted from his projected studies in Italy, he crossed to New York to attend his brother's wedding, then, encouraged by the contacts he had made with scholars of the Smithsonian Institution, made a trip deep into the Arizona desert to study Hopi culture at first hand."