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Reveals an abundance of detail detail he skillfully relates to the life and work of individual painters and their times The papers in this volume represent a cross section of Panofsky's major work Included are selections from his well known Studies in Iconology and The Life and Art of Albrecht Drer plus an introducti Book heavily marked up than I thought it would be Also pages fall out as I leaf through book

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Meaning in the Visual ArtsOn and an epilogueThe History of Art as a Humanistic Discipline and Three Decades of Art History in the United States Impressions of a Transplanted Europeanas well as pieces written especially for this collection All display Panofsky's vast erudition and deep commitment to a humanistic conception of art and art histor Erwin Panofsky was indisputably one of the greatest art historians of the twentieth or any other century virtually one of the founding fathers of the discipline in its modern form His work ranged from rarified theoretical speculations on abstract aesthetic topics to very concrete exegeses of well known paintings and the titles of some of his books indicate the breadth of that scholarly panorama Perspective as Symbolic Form and Idea A Concept in Art Theory on one hand to The Life and Art of Albrecht Duerer and Problems in Titian Mostly Iconographic on the other He is best known for his work on the Renaissance and on iconography and although some of his conclusions have been challenged by recent scholarship he died in 1968 his Studies in Iconology from 1939 is a masterpiece and remains the most influential study in that fieldIn fact though all of Panofsky's work is essential reading in whatever area he chose to write on and this volume of collected pieces in gathering together representative examples serves as an excellent introduction The only serious omission is a sample of his work on early Netherlandish painting which was a major preoccupation and a two volume book of that title But it does contain the introductory chapters to his books on iconography and the Abbey Church of St Denis; essays on Duerer's reception of classical antiuity and Poussin and the elegiac tradition; some occasional pieces on Titian and Vasari etc Most of these pieces are reprinted from previous English language sources but some of them have been translated from the German and appear here in English for the first timePanofsky is not easy to read That is not because his organization is confusing or his writing unclear; on the contrary he writes extremely clearly especially for a German trained academic But his thinking is very precise and he wastes no words so everything is very tightly argued and constructed and he is not done with a subject until he has wrung out of it meaning than you thought it could contain One does well not to let one's attention flag and to be prepared for freuent rereading But it is well worth the effort Panofsky was one of the intellectual giants of the last century and any acuaintance with his thinking is an invaluable experience; when you study a couple of his pages closely and realize that you have just learned than you usually do from a couple of chapters of other writers you know you are in good hands and are inspired to keep reading

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kindle × Meaning in the Visual Arts µ 384pages ↠ eyltransferservices È ❤ [KINDLE] ❃ Meaning in the Visual Arts By Erwin Panofsky ➣ – Since its original publication Erwin Panofsky's Meaning in the Visual Arts has been standard reading foSince its original publication Erwin Panofsky's Meaning in the Visual Arts has been standard reading for students of art history It is both an introduction to the study of art and for those withspecialized interests a profound discussion of art and life in the Middle Ages and Renaissance Panofsky's historical techniue Very dense however extremely well written so even the layman experiences 'aha' moments in the reading For anyone with than a superficial in western cultural history