Images from the Region of the Pueblo Indians of North America
About the book
Aby M. Warburg (1866-1929) is recognized not only as one of the century's preeminent art and Renaissance historians but also as a founder of twentieth-century methods in iconology and cultural studies in general. Warburg's 1923 lecture, first published in German in 1988 and now available in the first complete English translation, offers at once a window on his career, a formative statement of his cultural history of modernity, and a document in the ethnography of the American Southwest. This edition includes thirty-nine photographs, many of them originally presented as slides with the speech, and a rich interpretive essay by the translator.
"The text casually titled Images from the Region of the Pueblo Indians of North America was originally a lecture intended to prove that its author was sane. Aby Warburg delivered his talk on April 21, 1923, before an audience of inmates, doctors and guests at the Bellevue sanatorium in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland. His lecture is fascinating. In it, Warburg recounts his youthful journey to the American West as the story of civilization told in reverse." * New Republic *
Michael P. Steinberg Biography
Michael P. Steinberg is the Barnaby Conrad and Mary Critchfield Keeney Professor of History, and a professor of music and German studies at Brown University. He was the president of the American Academy in Berlin from March 2016 to August 2018. Steinberg was previously the vice provost for the arts at Brown University. Steinberg has been a member of the executive board of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) and served as founding director of the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown, from 2005 to 2015. Between 2009 and 2013, he served as dramaturg on a joint production of Richard Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung for the Berlin State Opera and the Teatro alla Scala, Milan. Educated at Princeton University and the University of Chicago, Steinberg has been a visiting professor at these two schools as well as at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. He was a member of the Cornell University Department of History between 1988 and 2005. Steinberg's principal research interests include the cultural history of modern Germany and Austria, with particular attention to German-Jewish intellectual history and the cultural history of music. He has written and lectured widely on these topics, including for the New York Times and at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Bard Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and School, and the Salzburg Festival. Steinberg has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation as well as the Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin. He is the author of studies of Hermann Broch, Aby Warburg, and Walter Benjamin, of Austria as Theater and Ideology: The Meaning of the Salzburg Festival (Cornell, 2000), of which the German edition (Ursprung und Ideologie der Salzburger Festspiele; Anton Pustet Verlag, 2000) won Austria's Victor Adler Staatspreis, in 2001. His current and recent books are Listening to Reason: Culture, Subjectivity, and 19th-Century Music (Princeton, 2004); Reading Charlotte Salomon, co-edited with Monica Bohm Duchen (Cornell University Press, 2006); Judaism Musical and Unmusical (Chicago, 2007); The Trouble with Wagner (University of Chicago Press, 2018), and the co-edited volume Makers of Jewish Modernity (Princeton University Press, 2016)—winner of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award for general non-fiction.
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|Authors:||Michael P. Steinberg Aby M. Warburg|
|Publisher:||Cornell University Press|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Edition Statement:||Revised ed.|
|Illustrations:||38 Halftones, black and white|
|Publication date:||Nov. 1, 2016|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||Ithaca, United States|