Shadow Plays: Virtual Realities in an Analog World

Chapter 6, Note 86

“Where [Aby] Warburg deconstructed the whole of nineteenth-century historicism by showing that the Geschichte der Kunst [history of art] is a (his)story of ghosts, that stick to our skin, [Erwin] Panovsky wanted to recostruct his Kunstgeschichte as a history of exorcisms, of safety measures and reasonable distancings.” Georges Didi-Huberman, Confronting Images: Questioning the Ends of a Certain History of Art, trans. John Goodman (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2004), xxiii.

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