Edited by Monica Centanni
Translated by Elizabeth Thomson
Aby Warburg, the founder of a new Science of Culture, the scholar who gave back word to the image; a “militant” intellectual (so wrote Gertrud Bing), for whom no distinction exists between life and thought; pioneer of new research methods, inventing ‘machines’ of knowledge; architect of spaces designed as arenas of thought. The Library for the Science of Culture (transferred from Hamburg to London in 1933) and the Mnemosyne Atlas are the achievements to which the most substantial part of his heritage is linked.
The ten essays here collected for the first time, all stemming from the Italian cultural milieu, trace with clarity Warburg’s “living thought”. Giorgio Pasquali, Mario Praz, Gertrud Bing, Arsenio Frugoni, Giorgio Agamben, Guglielmo Bilancioni, Alessandro Dal Lago, Gianni Carchia, Salvatore Settis, Kurt W. Forster, Maurizio Ghelardi: the polyphonic dialogue, whether from close up or at a distance, between scholars of diverse backgrounds casts a new beacon of light that illuminates with clarity and precision Warburg’s personality and intellectual legacy.
Giorgio Pasquali, A Tribute to Aby Warburg 
Mario Praz, Aby Warburg, Gesammelte Schriften 
Gertrud Bing, Aby M. Warburg 
Arsenio Frugoni, The Renewal of Aby Warburg 
Giorgio Agamben, Aby Warburg and the Nameless Science [1975, 19842]
Guglielmo Bilancioni, Aby Warburg, the great Lord of the Labyrinth 
Alessandro Dal Lago, The Archaic and its Double: Aby Warburg and Anthropology 
Gianni Carchia, Aby Warburg: Symbol and Tragedy 
Salvatore Settis, Warburg continuatus. The Description of a Library [1985, 19952]
Kurt W. Forster, Aby Warburg, A Cartographer of Passions 
Maurizio Ghelardi, The final Warburg 
Monica Centanni, Aby Warburg and Living Thought