Fabio Tononi and Bernardino Branca                                                 NOVA University of Lisbon / University of Kent, UK


Volume 1, October 2021   


This issue inaugurates the Edgar Wind Journal, which is dedicated to the works and
research interests of the historian and theorist of art and culture Edgar Wind (1900–1971).
The foundation of a journal is always a challenge, entailing a declaration of intent. Our
belief is that fifty years after his death, Wind’s remarkable achievements deserve new
attention. Wind explored a variety of themes (for example the afterlife of antiquity, the role
of symbols in art, and portraiture), historical figures (for example Leonardo da Vinci,
Raphael, and Ronald Brooks Kitaj), and disciplines, contributing to the study of art history,
cultural history, and the history of science. Wind’s opus requires further study in
connection to his cultural context and in light of recent advancements and methodologies
in the study of images and cultural history.



Branca, Bernardino, Edgar Wind filosofo delle immagini: La biografia intellettuale di un discepolo di Aby Warburg (Milan: Mimesis, 2019).

Branca, Bernardino (ed.), Edgar Wind’s Raphael Papers: The School of Athens (Wroclaw: Amazon fulfilment, 2020).

Burke, Peter, What is Cultural History? (Cambridge, UK: Polity, 2019).

Buschendorf, Bernhard, ‘Auf dem Weg nach England – Edgar Wind und die Emigration der Bibliothek Warburg’, in Porträt aus Büchern, ed. by Michael Diers (Hamburg: Dölling und Galitz Verlag, 1993), pp. 85-128.

Cassirer, Ernst, The Logic of the Cultural Sciences, trans. by Steve G. Lofts (London and New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000).

Cieri Via, Claudia, Introduzione a Aby Warburg (Rome: Laterza, 2011).

Didi-Huberman, Georges, The Surviving Image: Phantoms of Time and Time of Phantoms (University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2016).

Forster, Kurt W., ‘Aby Warburg: His Study of Ritual and Art on Two Continents’, in October, 77 (1996), 5-24.

Freedberg, David, ‘From Absorption to Judgment: Empathy in Aesthetic Response’, in Empathy: Epistemic Problems and Cultural-Historical Perspectives of a Cross-Disciplinary Concept, ed. by Vanessa Lux and Sigrid Weigel (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017), pp. 139-180.

Freedberg, David, ‘Gombrich and Warburg: Making and Matching, Grasping and Comprehending’, in Art and the mind – Ernst H. Gombrich: mit dem Steckenpferd unterwegs, ed. by Sybille Moser Ernst (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2018), pp. 39-62.

Freedberg, David, and Vittorio Gallese, ‘Motion, Emotion and Empathy in Aesthetic Experience’, in TRENDS in Cognitive Sciences, 11 (2007), 197-203.

Gallese, Vittorio, ‘Aby Warburg and the Dialogue Among Aesthetics, Biology and Physiology’, in Ph, 2 (2012), 48-62.

Gallese, Vittorio, ‘Embodied Simulation. Its Bearing on Aesthetic Experience and the Dialogue between Neuroscience and the Humanities’, in Gestalt Theory, 41 (2019), 113-128.

Gilbert, Creighton, ‘Edgar Wind as Man and Thinker’, in New Criterion Reader, 3 (1984), 36-41.

Ginzburg, Carlo, ‘From Aby Warburg to E.H. Gombrich: A Problem of Method’, in id., Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989), pp. 17-59.

Gombrich, Ernst, Aby Warburg: An Intellectual Biography (London: The Warburg Institute, 1970).

Johnson, Christopher D., Memory, Metaphor, and Aby Warburg’s Atlas of Images (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press and Cornell University Library, 2012).

Levine, Emily J., Dreamland of Humanists: Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky and the Hamburg School (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2013).

Lloyd-Jones, Hugh, ‘A Biographical Memoir’, in Edgar Wind, The Eloquence of Symbols: Studies in Humanist Art, ed. by Jaynie Anderson (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press and Clarendon Press, 1983), pp. xiii-xxxvi.

Panofsky, Erwin, ‘Professor A. Warburg’, obituary notice in Hamburger Fremdenblatt, 28 October 1929.

Pinotti, Andrea, Memorie del neutro: Morfologia dellimmagine in Aby Warburg (Milan: Mimesis, 2001).

Pinotti, Andrea, ‘Neuroestetica, estetica psicologica, estetica fenomenologica: Le ragioni di un dialogo’, in Rivista di Estetica, 37 (2008), 147-168.

Rampley, Matthew, ‘From Symbol to Allegory: Aby Warburg’s Theory of Art’, in The Art Bulletin, 79 (1997), 41-55.

Saxl, Fritz, ‘The History of Warburg’s Library (1886–1944)’, in Ernst Gombrich, Aby Warburg: An Intellectual Biography (London: The Warburg Institute, 1970), pp. 325-338.

Sciolla, Gianni Carlo, La critica darte del Novecento (Turin: UTET, 2006).

Settis, Salvatore, Incursioni: Arte contemporanea e tradizione (Turin: Feltrinelli, 2020).

Severi, Carlo, The Chimera Principle: An Anthropology of Memory and Imagination, trans. by Janet Lloyd (Chicago: HAU Books, 2015).

Thomas, Ben, ‘Edgar Wind: A Short Biography’, in Stanrzeczy, 1(8) (2015), 117-137.

Thomas, Ben, Edgar Wind and Modern Art: In Defence of Marginal Anarchy (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2021).

Tononi, Fabio, ‘Aesthetic Response to the Unfinished: Empathy, Imagination and Imitation Learning’, in Aisthesis: Pratiche, linguaggi e saperi dellestetico, 13(1) (2020), 135-153.

Tononi, Fabio, ‘Intermediality and Immersion in Gaudenzio Ferrari’s Adoration of the Magi in Chapel V of the Sacred Mountain of Varallo’, in PsicoArt: Rivista di Arte e Psicologia, 10 (2020), 1-18.

Tononi, Fabio, ‘Andrea Mantegna and the Iconography of Mourners: Aby Warburg’s Notion of Pathosformeln and the Theory of Aesthetic Response’, in IKON: Journal of Iconographic Studies, 13 (2020), 79-94.

Tononi, Fabio, ‘The Aesthetics of Freud: Movement, Embodiment and Imagination’, in Reti, saperi, linguaggi: Italian Journal of Cognitive Sciences, 1 (2021), 125-154.

Warburg, Aby, ‘A Lecture on Serpent Ritual’, in Journal of the Warburg Institute, 2 (1939), 272-292.

Warburg, Aby, Images from the Region of the Pueblo Indians of North America, trans. by Michael P. Steinberg (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1995).

Warburg, Aby, The Renewal of Pagan Antiquity: Contributions to the Cultural History of the European Renaissance, trans. by David Britt (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, 1999).

Warburg, Aby, Der Bilderatlas Mnemosyne, ed. by Martin Warnke and Claudia Brink (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2003).

Warburg, Aby, ‘The Absorption of the Expressive Values of the Past’, trans. by Matthew Rampley, in Art in Translation, 1 (2009), 273-283.

Warburg, Aby, Werke in einem Band, ed. by Martin Treml, Sigrid Weigel, and Perdita Ladwig (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 2010).

Warburg, Aby, ‘Manet and Italian Antiquity’, trans. by Henriette Frankfort, ed. by Claudia Wedepohl, in Bruniana & Campanelliana, 20 (2014), 455-476.

Warburg, Aby, Christopher D. Johnson, and Claudia Wedepohl, ‘From the Arsenal to the Laboratory’, in West 86th, 19 (2012), 106-124.

Wedepohl, Claudia, ‘Mnemonics, Mneme and Mnemosyne. Aby Warburg’s Theory of Memory’, in Bruniana & Campanelliana, 2 (2014), 385-402.

Wedepohl, Claudia, ‘Mnemosyne, the Muses and Apollo: Mythology as Epistemology in Aby Warburg’s Bilderatlas’, in The Muses and their Afterlife in Post-Classical Europe, ed. by Kathleen W. Christian et al. (London and Turin: The Warburg Institute and Nino Aragno, 2014), pp. 211-270.

Wedepohl, Claudia, ‘Critical Detachment: Ernst Gombrich as Interpreter of Aby Warburg’, in The Afterlife of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg. The Emigration and the Early Years of the Warburg Institute in London, ed. by Uwe Fleckner and Peter Mack (Hamburg and Berlin: Vorträge aus dem Warburg-Haus, 12, and De Gruyter, 2015), pp. 131-164, 232-240.

Wedepohl, Claudia, ‘Why Botticelli? Aby Warburg’s Search for a New Approach to Quattrocento Italian Art’, in Botticelli Past and Present, ed. by Ana Debenedetti and Caroline Elam (London: UCL Press, 2019), pp. 183-202.

Weigel, Sigrid, ‘Warburg’s “Goddess in Exile”: The “Nymph” Fragment between Letter and Taxonomy, Read with Heinrich Heine’, in Critical Horizons. A Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory, 14 (2013), 271-295.

Weigel, Sigrid, ‘Embodiment in Simulation Theory and Cultural Science, with Remarks on the Coding-Problem of Neuroscience’, in A Neuro-Psychoanalytical Dialogue for Bridging Freud and the Neurosciences, ed. by Sigrid Weigel and Gerhard Scharbert (Cham: Springer, 2016), pp. 47-71.

Wind, Edgar, Ästhetischer und kunstwissenschaftlicher Gegenstand: ein Beitrag zur Methodologie der Kunstgeschichte (unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Hamburg, 1924 [1922]).

Wind, Edgar, ‘Donatello’s Judith: A Symbol of Sanctimonia’, in Journal of the Warburg Institute, 1 (1937), 62-63.

Wind, Edgar, ‘Aenigma termini [the Emblem of Erasmus of Rotterdam]’, in Journal of the Warburg Institute, 1 (1937), 66-69.

Wind, Edgar, ‘Platonic Justice designed by Raphael’, in Journal of the Warburg Institute, 1 (1937), 69-70.

Wind, Edgar, ‘The Maenad under the Cross: I. Comments on an Observation by Reynolds’, in Journal of the Warburg Institute, 1 (1937), 70-71.

Wind, Edgar, ‘An Emendation of Pope by Lessing’, in Journal of the Warburg Institute, 1 (1937), 78-79.

Wind, Edgar, ‘Studies in Allegorical Portraiture, I: 1. In Defence of Composite Portraits’, in Journal of the Warburg Institute, 1 (1937), 138-142.

Wind, Edgar, ‘Studies in Allegorical Portraiture, I: 2. Albrecht von Brandenburg as St. Erasmus [by Grünewald]’, in Journal of the Warburg Institute, 1 (1937), 142-162.

Wind, Edgar, ‘The Christian Democritus’, in Journal of the Warburg Institute, 1 (1937), 180-182.

Wind, Edgar, ‘The Saint as Monster’, in Journal of the Warburg Institute, 1 (1937), 183.

Wind, Edgar, ‘Verrio’s Terribilità’, in Journal of the Warburg Institute, 1 (1937), 184-185.

Wind, Edgar, ‘Mathematics and Sensibility’, in The Listener, 47 (1 May 1952), 705-706.

Wind, Edgar, ‘The Last Supper’, in The Listener, 47 (8 May 1952), 747-748.

Wind, Edgar, ‘Leonardo as a Physiognomist’, in The Listener, 47 (15 May 1952), 787-788.

Wind, Edgar, Pagan Mysteries in the Renaissance (London: Faber and Faber, 1958).

Wind, Edgar, Art and Anarchy, The Reith Lectures 1960 revised and enlarged (London: Faber & Faber, 1963).

Wind, Edgar, Pagan Mysteries in the Renaissance (Harmondsworth, Middx.: Penguin Books, 1967).

Wind, Edgar, ‘Review of E. H. Gombrich, Aby Warburg: An Intellectual Biography, London, 1970’, in The Times Literary Supplement (25 June 1971), 735-736.

Wind, Edgar, The Eloquence of Symbols: Studies in Humanist Art, ed. by Jaynie Anderson (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press and Clarendon Press, 1983).

Wind, Edgar, ‘On a Recent Biography of Warburg’, in The Eloquence of Symbols: Studies in Humanist Art, ed. by Jaynie Anderson (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press and Clarendon Press, 1983), pp. 106-113.

Wind, Edgar, Hume and the Heroic Portrait: Studies in Eighteenth-Century Imagery, ed. by Jaynie Anderson (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986).

Wind, Edgar, Experiment and Metaphysics: Towards a Resolution of the Cosmological Antinomies, trans. by Cyril Edwards (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017).

Wind, Edgar, and Rudolf Wittkower (eds), Journal of the Warburg Institute, 1–2 (1937–1939).

Wind, Edgar, Rudolf Wittkower, T. S. R. Boase, and Anthony Blunt (eds), Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 3–5 (1939–1942).

The Edgar Wind Journal 1: 1-11, 2021
DOI: 10.53245/EWJ-00001
Copyright: © 2021 F. Tononi and B. Branca. This is an open access, peer-reviewed article published by Bernardino Branca