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Warburg, Aby locked

(b Hamburg, June 13, 1866; d Hamburg, Oct 26, 1929).
  • Deborah J. Haynes

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German art historian. His research interests ranged widely, including the art of the Renaissance, costume, festivals, medicine, astrology and magic, but his primary contribution to cultural history is the Warburg Institute.

Warburg was born into a wealthy Jewish banking family and was never obliged to seek academic employment. He trained at the University of Bonn with scholars such as ...

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