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Author: Thierry Greub
Bis zum 30.06.2022 gilt der Subskriptionspreis € 998,00 - später: € 1.298.00
Cy Twombly, one of the most important American artists of the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century, inscribed written notations up to complete poems into his works during almost his entire creative period.
For the first time, a catalog of all inscribed works by Cy Twombly is now available in five opulent volumes, supplemented by an introductory volume. All inscriptions have been transcribed and placed in the context of their sources.
The publication of the notations makes the scriptural clearly recognizable for the first time as an equal element in the structure of the work and an essential medium of signification in Twombly’s pictorial world. The introductory volume, which evaluates the results of the transcription and attribution, analyzes the development and intertextual referentiality of the inscriptions, their discursive and iconic aspects, and the manifold constellations of reference that the written and the painted enter into on the picture surface.
The publication is in English.
Cy Twombly, einer der bedeutendsten US-amerikanischen Künstler der 2. Hälfte des 20. und des Beginns des 21. Jahrhunderts, schrieb seinen Werken während beinahe seiner gesamten Schaffenszeit Schriftnotate bis hin zu vollständigen Gedichten ein. Erstmals liegt nun ein Katalog aller mit Einschreibungen versehenen Werke Cy Twomblys in fünf opulenten Bänden vor, ergänzt durch einen Einleitungsband. Alle Einschreibungen wurden transkribiert und in den Kontext ihrer Quellen gestellt.
Die Sphinx und der Geist in der Geschichte
Die Entzifferung der Hieroglyphen gab Hegel wichtige Impulse für sein Ägyptenbild und seine zukunftsweisende Geschichtsphilosophie. Kant, Goethe und Schiller kannten Ägypten nur aus biblischen und antiken Texten, in denen es mit wenig Verständnis oder gar offener Feindschaft behandelt wird. Herder ahnte mit seiner ungewöhnlichen Empathie für andere Kulturen die Bedeutung Altägyptens für die Geschichte. Hegel, der Kenntnis von der Entzifferung der Hieroglyphen im Jahr 1822 nahm, erkannte die Folgen für die Geschichtsforschung und die im Entstehen begriffene Anthropologie und bezog das Alte Ägypten in seine Schriften zu Geschichte, Religion und Ästhetik ein. Damit hat er zahlreiche Schriftsteller, Historiker und Philosophen bis in unsere Tage angeregt.
Medicine and Writing in the Early Eighteenth Century
Author: Allan Ingram
This book explores the impacts, particularly on their writing, of the serious illnesses of Swift and Pope, alongside their respective understandings of health issues and within their period contex. Both Swift and Pope spent most of their lives suffering from serious illness, Ménière’s Disease (Swift) and Pott’s Disease (Pope). This was at a time when medical understanding of these conditions was minimal. This book examines the effects of illness on each writer’s relations with doctors, treatment, and medicine more widely, and how far and in what ways their own experiences affected their writing. The book explains the contemporary medical context and subsequent specialist knowledge of the illnesses, and places each alongside both writers’ attempts to come to terms with their suffering, not least with respect to the different forms and styles of their works. Each writer’s extensive correspondence is drawn on, as well as a range of texts.
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Forgetting and Forgetfulness in Modern Science
Author: Oliver Dimbath
The book offers a fundamental view on the problem of forgetting in sociology in general and within sociology of knowledge. Furthermore it focuses – as a case study – on the field of modern science. With recourse to the term ‚oblivionism‘, originally introduced with ironic-critical intent by the german romance scholar Harald Weinrich, it analyzes the fundamental and multifaceted problem of the loss of knowledge in the field of science.
A declarative-reflective, an incorporated-practical and an objectified-technical memory motif is at the centre. These form the basis for the development of the three forms of forgetting that are also central to modern science: forgetfulness, wanting to forget and, ultimately, making one forget.
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Uses and Abuses of an American Icon
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Thoreau in an Age of Crisis reconsiders the relevance of 19th-century American naturalist, philosopher, and social reformer Henry David Thoreau to our troubled present. This new anthology collects the work of fourteen leading scholars from various disciplines. They consider Thoreau’s life and work in light of contemporary concerns regarding racism, climate change, environmental policy, and political strife. They review Thoreau’s trajectory as a scientist and literary artist, as well as his evolving attitudes toward Native American cultures. The essaysists also consider Thoreau’s acoustics, concepts of play, and impact on later writers. Most provocatively, they reveal a vulnerable and empathetic Thoreau, a far cry from the distanced and misanthropic critic often portrayed in popular culture.
Das Staunen in der Dichtung der italienischen Renaissance
Author: Andrea Elmer
Die vorliegende Forschung definiert die Literatur der Renaissance neu: Die Bedeutung der aristotelischen Poetik wird zurückgestuft zugunsten innovativer – erstaunlicher – literarischer Ansätze. Das seit langem geltende Paradigma, die italienische Renaissance würde von der klassisch-aristotelischen Literaturtheorie dominiert, wird damit maßgeblich ausdifferenziert. Anhand der Analyse des Staunens – ein Begriff, den Aristoteles und Platon an den Anfang des wissenschaftlichen und metaphysischen Denkens stellten und der sich in der italienischen Renaissance zu einem zentralen Konstitutions- und Alleinstellungsmerkmal der Literatur wandelte – wird gezeigt, dass Momente der Neuheit und der Überraschung, ja der erstaunlichen innovatio auf allen Ebenen, die Literatur der Renaissance entscheidend prägten.
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Author: Dario Gurashi
Translator: Brian McNeil
The magic of the Renaissance embodies a great meditation on the human condition.
This book focuses on the contribution that Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa of Nettesheim made to the philosophical discussion. Agrippa views humankind as a microcosm, created by God in His own image, whose purpose is to bring creation to completion. Soul and body conceal divine powers that each person can rightfully awaken through magical knowledge and miraculous practice. Agrippa’s humanism responds to the spiritual crisis that hit the Christian world in the early modern period.
Die Magie der Renaissance verkörpert eine umfassende Meditation über die Würde des Menschen. Laut Agrippa von Nettesheim begünstigt die Wiedergeburt der okkulten Wissenschaften eine Reform der Kultur. In seinen Schriften wird dem Menschen die Verwirklichung der Schöpfung durch magische Weisheit zugesprochen.
The Biography. Translated from German by Sebastian Goth and Kelly Kawar
Translators: Sebastian Goth and Kelly Kawar
Kleist has fascinated readers like no other German writer. How did a one-time soldier with an unremarkable literary education become one of the greatest innovators of German literature? What allows for the tragedy of his life? In what ways does his work speak to us today?
In his great biography Günter Blamberger gives us a new Kleist: Unlike conventional approaches, he does not try to understand Kleist's life from the perspective of its end—from the perspective of his suicide as the final catastrophe of a life in permanent crisis. Rather, he remains at eye-level with Kleist’s present, narrating from the perspective of Kleist’s experience—in the moment with him—capturing the unsettling or the astonishing in each phase of his life, the explosive nature of each one of his risky experiments in living and writing. The result is an indispensable work of German literary history—a vivid, captivating biography of one of the greatest literary geniuses of all time.
On the Fascination and Power of Aesthetic Ideas. Translated from German by Joel Golb
“M’illumino/d’immenso” – “I’m lit/with immensity” is Geoffrey Brock’s translation of Giuseppe Ungaretti’s poem Mattina. In the poem’s minimalism, Ungaretti points to the maximal: the richness of poetry’s expressive possibilities and the power of thinking in literature.
This book addresses the fascination of readers to transcend the boundaries of their own in fiction, and literature’s capacity, according to Kant, even to evoke, with the help of the development of aesthetic ideas, representations that exceed what is empirically and conceptually graspable – in case studies about myths of creativity, images of death and the beyond after the ‘death of God’, of the soul, of melancholy as the dark ground of genius, of metamorphoses of both evil and good, of ecstasy, of the economy of self-sacrifice, of the art of resistance, and, among others, about figurations of biography and the portrait as approaches to singularity, what is particular and cannot be fully subsumed to any universality.
Kurt Schwitters' MERZ
Author: Corinna Scheler
Die Studie erfasst das Kunstprogramm MERZ des Avantgarde-Künstlers Kurt Schwitters (1887–1948) als autonomieästhetischen Entwurf und stellt es damit in eine Diskurstradition, die um 1800 ihren Anfang genommen hat. Im ersten Schritt werden aus den grundlegenden Konzeptionen ästhetischer Autonomie (Karl Philipp Moritz, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Schiller, Friedrich Schlegel und Novalis) Kernmerkmale des ästhetisch Autonomen abgeleitet. Die Untersuchung betrachtet MERZ daraufhin vor der Folie dieser Merkmale und zeigt, dass Schwitters zentrale Impulse des autonomieästhetischen Diskurses einerseits fortschreibt und andererseits einlöst. Verschiedenste Texte/Artefakte des ›Allround‹-Künstlers rücken dabei in den Blick. Im Ergebnis steht die Erkenntnis, dass das Verhältnis von ›ästhetischer Autonomie‹ und ›historischer Avantgarde‹ – von Schwitters ausgehend – als genealogisch zu denken ist.