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Studies in Iconology: Humanistic Themes in the Art of the Renaissance

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About the Author

Historien et theoricien de l art d origine allemande (1852-1968), Erwin Panofsky a fait ecole par sa methode consistant a degager les modalites creatrices de chaque periode par une confrontation des formes artistiques avec leur contexte culturel. Son approche sophistiquee et raisonnee de l iconographie a abouti, dans ses Essais d iconologie (1934), a une theorie de la representation en art.
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  • Paperback: 263 pages
  • Publisher: Westview Press (March 15, 1972)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064300250
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064300254
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #354,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Having just begun an art history course, I am happy to have been introduced to Erwin Panofsky. This book is wonderful for experts and beginners alike, as it does not assume the reader has any foreknowledge of iconography, but it does not bore the reader who does. The imagery in this book is beautiful, and brings to life painting that may otherwise seem from another time. Wonderful examples throughout. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the underlying symbolism in art.
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I have recently bought a copy of the Icons Editions, the edition Amazon is offering, of Panofsky's work. I find this edition disappointing for two reasons. The reproductions of the works of art are poor. All reproductions are in black and white. Some of the reproductions are very small. In some of the reproductions it's not really possible to make out the details of the work. An example of this is figure 1,Roger van der Weyden's Three Magi (following page 31), where most of the reproduction is just a dark blur. How can the reader follow the text's argument if the examples it cites are so unhelpful?

The text, particularly the foot notes, is full of abbreviations, but this edition contains no table of abbreviations. The reader is left to fend for himself.
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there are not many that can write about art the way Panofsky does. depth and breadth of amazing proportions with a skill in writing matching a poet.
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Good item, I am very happy because of getting the this item. This item is almost fine and very good contents.
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A retreat in method from the early Panofsky. It is a study as tragic as it is full of positivistic energy. Symbolic form - the power of the connotative is subsumed under the explicitness of icons. It turns out that form is nothing but identity between signs, and so knowledge has lost its reflexivity - Life is only a game of chess. Studies in Iconology can be seen as a suicide attempt in exactly the same regulative angst that coherence theories of knowledge suggest. But luckily, history is not so "progressive" as it desires and Panofksy cannot escape those early works. Rimbaud's giving up of poetry is telling, but not absolute - Panofsky is the identical figure of the Art Historical.
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