Edgar Wind: Art and Embodiment

Jaynie Anderson, Bernardino Branca, Fabio Tononi

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Edgar Wind (1900–1971) was a cosmopolitan scholar who made important contributions to many disciplines, including philosophy, Renaissance art history and modern art criticism. This book considers a crucial question: to understand the work of an art historian, how important is it to know their life story? In the case of Edgar Wind, biography and scholarly endeavour are intimately connected. His intellectual exchanges with leading art historians, philosophers and artists of his day were essential for his research. Moreover, his wife, Margaret Wind, was determined to establish an Edgar Wind Archive after his death. This book is the first comprehensive study in English of Wind’s intellectual achievements.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford, Berlim, Bruxelas, Chennai, Lausanne, Nova Iorque
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages408
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-80079-953-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-80079-952-3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2024


  • History of art
  • Edgar Wind
  • Art and symbolism


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