Aby Warburg: Volume of Works

Program Sponsorship Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) 2008–2009
Martin Treml, Sigrid Weigel
Perdita Ladwig

Aby Warburg, passionate image researcher and founder of iconology as an independent discipline, was quite the »grandseigneurale scholar«, according to his contemporary Walter Benjamin. Warburg transcended disciplinary boundaries and developed a special interest in figures of transition, inversion, and conversion, which he used as seismographs of their own eras.  Today there is hardly any field of the humanities that has not been significantly influenced by him and hardly a cultural studies debate that does not speak to the legacy of ideas left behind by his writings.

Created by the ZfL, a volume of complete works collects Warburg’s most important texts in a carefully annotated edition, in which all foreign-language quotations have been translated for the first time. In addition to a selection of previously published work, which was revised in part based on the posthumous manuscripts, this edition also contains previously unpublished manuscripts from the estate.


Perdita Ladwig, Martin Treml, Sigrid Weigel

Aby Warburg
Volume of Works
Suhrkamp, Berlin, 2010

Martin Treml, Sabine Flach, Pablo Schneider

Book Series: Trajekte-Buchreihe
Warburgs Denkraum
Formen, Motive, Materialien
Wilhelm Fink Verlag, München, 2014

Further Reading

Sigrid Weigel: Epistemology of Wandering, Tree and Taxonomy. The system figuré in Warburg’s Mnemosyne project within the history of cartographic and encyclopaedic knowledge, in: Images re-Vues. histoire, anthropologie et théorie de làrt, hors-série 4 (2013): Survivance d'Aby Warburg