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New book: Hans Christian Hönes, Kunst am Ursprung

8 January 2015

Hans Christian Hönes, Kunst am Ursprung; Das Nachleben der Bilder und die Souveränität des Antiquars 

The book provides a systematic study of the spectacular and often highly speculative art theories and art-historical narratives of such renowned antiquaries as Pierre d’Hancarville, Richard Payne Knight and James Christie. Hans Christian Hönes analyses their theories on the origins of art and interprets the theory of history resulting from these hypotheses on the beginnings of art as a narrative of ‘survival’, bearing a surprisingly close resemblance to ideas culminating around 1900 in the writings of Aby Warburg.

Hans Christian Hönes (Dr. phil.) is Research Associate of the international research group Bilderfahrzeuge – Warburg’s Legacy and the Future of Iconology at the Warburg Institute, London.

08/2014, 330 Pages, paperback, numerous illustrations,

ISBN 978-3-8376-2750-3

Print: 37,99 Euro

E-Book: ca. 37,99 Euro

transcript is a leading scientific publisher in German-speaking Europe with a particular focus on cultural, social and media studies, on art and architectural theory as well as on history, philosophy and cultural management.

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