Edited by:Ulrich Pfisterer and Hans Christian Hönes
This edited volume of Aby Warburg’s early theoretical manuscripts provides dense highly biographic documentation of his unique way of thinking. The notes, schematic drawings, and diagrams of this young scholar offer unique insight into his working methods. The volume includes key documents from the early phase of Warburg’s thinking and research on his theory of images and symbols between approx. 1888 and 1905.
"The volume [...] can be regarded as a definitive edition, the latest volume in the impressive collected works of Warburg. As with the other books in this series, this is distinguished by the peerless quality of the editorial work, including a thorough and highly informative critical apparatus. […] The edition is also accompanied by an excellent commentary on the composition of the text, its place in Warburg’s intellectual development, and an interpretation of its significance. The editors should be praised for their diligence and for the uniformly high quality of their input. […] The publication of Fragmente zur Ausdruckskunde is an important milestone in the continuing project of making Warburg’s Nachlaß accessible, and it maintains the excellent editorial and production standards of that project." Matthew Rampley, University of Birmingham