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The Quest for Arcadia)] TJ ET BT 34.016 287.579 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(In the words of its author, this engaging book ?tells of the shadows of objects and of images in the brain and, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 273.323 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(as such, of the only realities that cannot entirely escape from appropriation? \(p. ix\). The object in question is )] TJ ET BT 34.016 259.067 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Florence, understood both as a material place and as a mythical construction. The appropriating subjects are )] TJ ET BT 34.016 244.811 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the many expatriates who chose the Tuscan city as their temporary or permanent place of residence at a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 230.555 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(pivotal moment in Europe?s intellectual and social history ? the turn of the 20th century. At its most general )] TJ ET BT 34.016 216.299 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(level, this is a book about the genealogies of perception ? that is, about the multiple sensorial and narrative )] TJ ET BT 34.016 202.043 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(experiences that go into making up individual and collective understandings of a particular place, with its )] TJ ET BT 34.016 187.787 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(contentious history and contradictory present. Bernd Roeck deals here with the cognitive pathways through )] TJ ET BT 34.016 173.531 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(which narratives of time and place come together to forge )] TJ ET BT 314.612 173.531 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(genius loci)] TJ ET BT 366.944 173.531 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, the ineffable ?spirit of place? to which )] TJ ET BT 34.016 159.275 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Vernon Lee, one of Florence?s most famous expatriates, devoted one of her works. To make this inquiry )] TJ ET BT 34.016 145.019 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(methodologically more manageable, Roeck focuses on one person?s experience of past and contemporary )] TJ ET BT 34.016 130.763 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Florence, the enormously influential German art historian Aby Warburg, who left Hamburg in 1897 to live )] TJ ET BT 34.016 116.507 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in the Tuscan city for the next seven years with his wife, aspiring artist Mary Hertz.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 90.251 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Interdisciplinary in its conception and intended audience, Roeck?s book will be of interest to a variety of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 75.995 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(scholarly communities. Indeed, the book?s lively writing style and anecdotal richness make it accessible and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 61.739 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(enjoyable to a non-scholarly public as well. To the social historian the book?s appeal lies primarily in its )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.699 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Review Number:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.443 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(775)] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.187 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publish date:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 541.931 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Tuesday, 30 June, 2009)] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.675 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Author:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.419 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Bernd Roeck)] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.163 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(ISBN:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 484.907 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(9780300095159)] TJ ET BT 34.016 470.651 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Date of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 456.395 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(2009)] TJ ET BT 34.016 442.139 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Price:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 427.883 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(25.00)] TJ ET BT 34.016 413.627 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Pages:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 399.371 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(317pp.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 385.115 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publisher:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 370.859 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Yale University Press)] TJ ET BT 34.016 356.603 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Place of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 342.347 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(New Haven, CT)] TJ ET BT 34.016 328.091 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Reviewer:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 313.835 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Dario Gaggio)] TJ ET endstream endobj 8 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F1 /BaseFont /Times-Roman /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 9 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F2 /BaseFont /Times-Italic /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 10 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F3 /BaseFont /Times-Bold /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 11 0 obj << /Type /XObject /Subtype /Image /Width 509 /Height 160 /Filter /FlateDecode /DecodeParms << /Predictor 15 /Colors 3 /Columns 509 /BitsPerComponent 8>> /Mask [ 255 255 255 255 255 255 ] /ColorSpace /DeviceRGB /BitsPerComponent 8 /Length 3280>> stream x[EQ㎦fVttҒ +3O{?lGDQԯDrB^.ϯ%~'0۠/2>0AG_>0j0GCfE67>rB^}@  !&y+r?INp:erc b8f=rQC!~-Wf^^zF[)G 2ޯe7V_Go3Ke GEGOo8rώ#\1ZY~N6^H}yLxS-!:412V+u\-LSO?xVvZ|GjǮT_8EYJF=Tw^ 7GxfN/S:Ʌ~ʟtt?5n÷J'JcF-GVξx{rO~tJd;#a\7}|~y'>}c2C vR}f׈**h.)_&@pfzjsx:5;S\vKhM5j=!Cn+h"u]a EUN]jn=k<,:Ք>sU!ni~6EJ)¦72?G}[y}_vc$t?iSܟ2Zݞ,VN?_`='RFK1A2qv&X_lLRWY'%:I㢖zb_UEx\>&ɆBˏ~K@ \gYØU4}$8Dv!'Q'*+Εj(UCGo[#< 2Ja(sZi9fZKE Rn`u\9r^Zmɯ׹}mstO4uc~#'jEvۼ Dx[z ޏQ4KL5,5u3>i^uÒ-53ba ~,~/pyt1fMU'CVm:qv~=Y'Es"WsφG?l_kN5}],Ow7 uh`xƫ?zMl7ٻv$A(4Dl(wwH} ?=[=S;yC]^BK>㕪9`Z'Wj;E|:bf>kCԘ#RY,iv쵗~}n'"1u" *uO΄/2^Sxr(!/DD\~mJyZ!MmrA!#u[if|99WB WΡpp}w}sh#,\ &:%˳X?D3 %W0cC?o̲^} F3XLVn]Cߖiϧ!7}yZJ#P7]=)7Ρp;>> Ye^xx{Oafw{ ;>4gfLt ʊ:q%#r/)pv!O4wGh|dS ӣݽހ-gVUC'pBxrB^} 7JA^} /'8!`:r?}}],X  }6y!`/~Br?}Q< >k7vx"] ,' .3jn{-i}|~%-};b6#U)7繎kiEw 㤳:E}[޼c"rꬊ7Dc$~"/Y&zSd:tFȌCrʙ`7u .#[-<)j ?TGS(j~oTup(hjU4PlJ=}|it.ҽ@\wʨuXÞZcx18Wo<~ikOg,ވ\^?EneyZcc0[R١z|zv7_m:_n]a?osS3~j^ hD.a_X'KfBX6w wݶ"Oa:,bvhrWH[uCF-Xfc}>x+Rz)2N-B 7y^٨;[/vg? | |2Sve}=o䑰j[vWjF0{굦?VI~}xM(_TlG__+]:#к?S} c>GŸD7 !w{S{B =x7a?oE#)+Gz:o_4Q<;n?\tt7?mGCџQGu4kņOF>F?#} hP&ђߴM#u!.СtL2^#o nIk_i.~7tr@n 1P~3?.[]=S5b߮~Yo^HFH YBi8a4iom>CKgMy*;?zqEӕ` >zB9iFzC?XF?ޟIܰ펉A}{I5ᄊx%ez#Mp@rߎpi]IOVjzuJt\۰f׺u5><,J~PTJp1)}){9N {!`/> endstream endobj 12 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 13 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 197.0117 675.3895 357.3317 687.2695 ] >> endobj 13 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /URI /URI (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews) >> endobj 14 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 15 0 R >> endobj 15 0 obj << /Length 7476 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(analysis of a particular moment in the history of travel and in its ability to link travel and tourism to a wide )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(variety of social and cultural trends. The upper-class foreigners who visited and resided in Florence at the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(turn of the 20th century knew themselves to be witnessing the end of the kind of aristocratic traveling that )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(had begun two centuries before and the dawn of tourism as a mass phenomenon, accessible to increasing )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(numbers of people intent on ?consuming places?. Indeed, the advent of mass society and its rituals provided )] TJ ET BT 34.016 725.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Florence?s expatriates with both the despised context against which they contrasted their lofty aspirations )] TJ ET BT 34.016 710.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and the sense of impending doom which made their sensibilities all the more precious and unique.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The cultural and intellectual historian will especially appreciate Roeck?s discussion and illustration of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Florence as a mirror of modernity, onto which generations of cultivated Europeans projected their anxieties )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and hopes only to see them reflected as images of their irreparably ruptured selves. In this sense, their quest )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(for Arcadia ? that is, for a reprieve from, and counter-narrative to, the inevitability of modernity ? could not )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(but fail. After all, paradoxically, many of these Arcadia-searching expatriates were some of modernity?s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(most vocal harbingers. Central to these uneasy negotiations was art, both as an aesthetic realm supposedly )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(removed and distinct from other more mundane pursuits, and as the very benchmark on which social )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(distinction and even economic success could rely. Admired, mythologized, imitated, collected, sold, and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(endlessly discussed, the art of the Florentine Renaissance embodied the contradictions of the modern era ? )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(no less when, as with Warburg, it became the object of scientific inquiry. The art historian will relish )] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Roeck?s expert interpretation of these complexities.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 515.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Structurally, the book navigates quite different levels and registers, sometimes with admirable panache and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 501.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(at other times with a degree of awkwardness. The first four chapters seem to be a prelude to a relatively )] TJ ET BT 34.016 487.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(straightforward biography of Warburg, from his golden childhood as the heir to one of Hamburg?s richest )] TJ ET BT 34.016 473.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Jewish families through his troubled adolescence and soothing encounter with Italian art, and finally to his )] TJ ET BT 34.016 458.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(agonizing decision to marry outside of his religion and above his social status, to his parents? chagrin, and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 444.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(his move to Florence after renouncing any right over the management of his family?s banking empire in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(exchange for a sizable allowance. After this biographical section, Roeck sets out to relate Warburg?s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(experiences in Florence to those of the town?s many other expatriates. Relying primarily on his journal and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(correspondence, several short chapters introduce the reader to Warburg?s network of friends and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 387.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(acquaintances, starting with Florence?s small but highly influential community of German speakers. Close )] TJ ET BT 34.016 373.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(attention is devoted to Jessie Hillebrand, widow of author Karl and putative matron of the community; writer )] TJ ET BT 34.016 359.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Isolde Kuntz and her mentor, Paul Heyse; historian Robert Davidsohn; Belgian art historian Jacques Mesnil; )] TJ ET BT 34.016 344.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Dutch Germanist Andr Jolles; sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand; and Swiss painter Arnold Bcklin, whose )] TJ ET BT 34.016 330.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(funeral Warburg attended in 1901. From this central well of relatively tight relationships, the narrative spills )] TJ ET BT 34.016 316.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(over into many rivulets, flowing back to the times of Jakob Burckhardt or sideways to recount the often )] TJ ET BT 34.016 302.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(fascinating impressions of Florence by the crme of the German-speaking intelligentsia, from Rilke to Freud.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 275.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(But German speakers represented only a minority of Florence?s expatriates and visitors, most of whom were )] TJ ET BT 34.016 261.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(British and American. Roeck discusses in detail the lives and work of several of them, from British writer )] TJ ET BT 34.016 247.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Vernon Lee to American art collector and connoisseur Bernard Berenson, even though Warburg never met )] TJ ET BT 34.016 232.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Lee in person and barely knew \(but heartily despised\) Berenson. This incongruence runs through the book?s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 218.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(entirety: Warburg gains center stage or disappears from view without much of a warning and without )] TJ ET BT 34.016 204.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(following a clearly intelligible rationale. If Florence was indeed a mirror, however unfaithful and distorting, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 190.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(as Roeck argues in the introduction, it becomes imperative that readers be told from whose perspective the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 175.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(narrative unfolds and whose perception is being discussed. Instead, points of view change rather abruptly )] TJ ET BT 34.016 161.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and arbitrarily, as if the author wavered between a traditional biography, a community study told from )] TJ ET BT 34.016 147.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(multiple perspectives, a place-centered history, and a ?scientific? work of social or intellectual history told )] TJ ET BT 34.016 133.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(from the standpoint of the omniscient historian. Such perspectival multiplicity is a common, perhaps even )] TJ ET BT 34.016 118.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(necessary, element of any work of history, but in this case, given the subject matter, I felt the need for more )] TJ ET BT 34.016 104.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(rigor and reflexivity.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 78.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Similar potentialities and contradictions inform another uneasy tension that runs through the book, the one )] TJ ET BT 34.016 64.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(between the expatriates? images and perceptions of Florence on the one hand and modern Florence as it was )] TJ ET BT 34.016 49.925 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(being experienced by fin-de-sicle Florentines on the other. Roeck must be applauded for trying to )] TJ ET endstream endobj 16 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 17 0 R >> endobj 17 0 obj << /Length 7439 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(incorporate the locals? experiences and for repeatedly reminding the reader that beneath \(or maybe above\) )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the fetishistic love for Renaissance art and the sore disappointments and petty neuroses of the foreigners )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(living in Florence, there was an actual city where people struggled, worked, and dreamt dreams of a very )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(different tenor. For example, he devotes an entire chapter to the riots of May 1898, which swept over much )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of Italy in the wake of hikes in the price of bread and did not even spare Piazza della Signoria, where Rilke )] TJ ET BT 34.016 725.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(witnessed angry youths throw stones at the Loggia dei Lanzi. But, as Roeck points out, ?one looks in vain in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 710.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the diaries and letters of visitors to Florence for signs of the bloody uprising of May 1898? \(p. 117\), and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 696.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Warburg was especially silent about these events, aside from a couple of dismissive comments on the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 682.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(mischief caused by a few socialists.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Roeck also dutifully informs the reader of the city?s main demographic and economic changes, also )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(completely ignored by Warburg and most other visitors. Even more strikingly, even though Warburg prided )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(himself for having mastered the Tuscan vernacular down to the last aspired sound, he was, like many of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(other foreigners, supremely uncurious about the cultural life of the city where he had chosen to live. In all )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the years spent in Florence, he got to know well only one local artist, Giorgio Kienerk. Nevertheless, Roeck )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(devotes several sections of the book to the cultural life of fin-de-sicle Florence, portrayed in captivating )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(prose and with an eye for the mundane but telling detail. He even devotes a chapter to the aftermath of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1880s reconstruction \(or destruction\) of the city center, which had led to the opening up of incongruous )] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(squares and boulevards where medieval alleys had stood for centuries. In the late 1890s and early 1900s a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(vocal debate opened up about the destiny of other parts of the city, especially Borgo San Jacopo in the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Oltrarno. Many foreigners residing in Florence, including Vernon Lee and British art collector Herbert )] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Horne, participated actively in this controversy, trying to make a case for conservation. Indeed, their )] TJ ET BT 34.016 485.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(campaign might have crucially contributed to the defeat of the developers. Again, however, Warburg did not )] TJ ET BT 34.016 470.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(join the campaigners, although he seems to have been sympathetic to their cause.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 444.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(As a study in the genealogies of perception, this book must indeed deal with perception?s limits as well. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(What the foreigners chose to ignore or were not equipped to perceive is of obvious relevance. Roeck, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(however, tends to equate the Florence of the Florentines with ?reality? and with the social bedrock of falling )] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(mortality rates and labor market statistics, to which the images and shadows of the foreigners? perceptual )] TJ ET BT 34.016 387.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(world can be implicitly contrasted. In other words, Roeck does not treat the foreigners? gaze and the locals? )] TJ ET BT 34.016 373.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(perspectives symmetrically, and thus he fails to put in dialogue different perceptions of modernity as they )] TJ ET BT 34.016 359.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(interacted in one rapidly changing city. This seems a missed opportunity and it would have made for a more )] TJ ET BT 34.016 344.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(original and innovative book.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 318.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Roeck also builds on the sizable literature on Warburg?s scholarship by focusing on his understanding of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 304.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Florentine Renaissance as it evolved in loco. Hostile to the facile romanticization and commodification of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 290.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the early Renaissance that had taken Europe by storm under the influence of the Pre-Raphaelites, Warburg )] TJ ET BT 34.016 275.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(set out to carry forward Burckhardt?s tradition of exacting scholarship. Whether discussing Leonardo?s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 261.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Mona Lisa or contributing to the canonization of Piero della Francesca, the subjects of one the book?s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 247.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(chapters, Warburg centered his interpretations on the historically grounded rediscovery by Renaissance )] TJ ET BT 34.016 232.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(artists of classical elegance, harmony, and balance. Roeck gives a psychological reading of Warburg?s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 218.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(perception of these works, arguing that the peace and balance found in art provided solace and hope to the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 204.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(historian?s self-diagnosed ?neurasthenic? personality and, by extension, to the neuroses of the times. Of this )] TJ ET BT 34.016 190.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(peace and balance, Roeck observes, there was precious little in fin-de-sicle Florence itself, which had a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 175.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(very high suicide rate.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 149.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Roeck explores the tension between scholarly detachment and embodied \(and therefore emotionally laden\) )] TJ ET BT 34.016 135.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(perception in another chapter, which focuses on a 1900 exchange of letters between Warburg and Jolles with )] TJ ET BT 34.016 121.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(regards to a particular figure in Ghirlandaio?s frescos in Santa Maria Novella, a servant girl seemingly )] TJ ET BT 34.016 106.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(storming into the room where John the Baptist is born with a tray of fruit on her head. Whereas for Jolles )] TJ ET BT 34.016 92.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(this ?)] TJ ET BT 59.684 92.693 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(ninfa fiorentina)] TJ ET BT 134.696 92.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(? is a source of pure aesthetic pleasure capable of making the observer ?lose his )] TJ ET BT 34.016 78.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(reason?, for Warburg she is the occasion for the first illustration of his celebrated iconographical )] TJ ET BT 34.016 64.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(methodology: the servant is a classical nymph, a motif that has survived the Middle Ages to be resurrected )] TJ ET BT 34.016 49.925 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(as a symbol of the impending secularization of art. Roeck points out that this seemingly detached )] TJ ET endstream endobj 18 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 21 0 R 23 0 R 25 0 R 27 0 R ] /Contents 19 0 R >> endobj 19 0 obj << /Length 4283 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(methodology was rooted in unpalatable notions of ?racial memory? that resonated with the era?s pervasive )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(scientism and evolutionism. And while Warburg was eager to celebrate the )] TJ ET BT 397.280 782.213 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(ninfa fiorentina)] TJ ET BT 472.292 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?s Dionysian )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(qualities, he remained profoundly uneasy with arguably similar displays of unfettered eroticism in his own )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(time. No friend of women?s emancipation, he found the dancing of modern-day nymph Isadora Duncan ?too )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(stupid for words? \(p. 227\). As this discussion shows, Roeck does not provide a systematic analysis of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 725.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Warburg?s thought, but rather a series of finely drawn vignettes, which the Warburg specialist will find most )] TJ ET BT 34.016 710.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(instructive but which may leave the uninitiated somewhat puzzled. In this case, a quick look at one of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 696.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Warburg?s biographies, such as Ernst Gombrich?s, might be helpful.)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 364.964 696.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(1\))] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 364.964 695.283 m 378.956 695.283 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Stewart Spencer?s translation is often sublime and a true pleasure to read, though this reader wishes a more )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(careful Italian speaker had revised the final draft, for there are several irritating linguistic mistakes. Quibbles )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(aside, however, this is an ambitious work with plenty of exciting historical findings and insightful )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(interpretations. Each of the book?s 17 short chapters provides a differently angled portrayal of what )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(happened to people who set out to search for a different temporality by relocating to a place that was haunted )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(by the shadows of their fears and aspirations. After a few years, Warburg was overtaken by a sense of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(claustrophobia so strong that all he could utter was a blunt ?I hate Italy? \(p. 237\). In the end, the most )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(sensitive among the Florence expatriates realized that the images and shadows they had appropriated so )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(voraciously could not be forced to tell one coherent, comforting story.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 521.475 Td /F3 18.0 Tf [(Notes)] TJ ET BT 48.816 490.858 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1.)] TJ ET BT 64.016 490.853 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(E. H. Gombrich, )] TJ ET BT 146.672 490.853 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Aby Warburg: An Intellectual Biography)] TJ ET BT 343.316 490.853 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( \(Oxford, 1986\).)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 421.964 490.853 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Back to \(1\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 421.964 489.459 m 475.952 489.459 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 34.016 464.597 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Other reviews:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 450.341 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(nybooks)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 34.016 436.085 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2009/dec/03/saving-the-magic-city/)] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 34.016 434.691 m 411.980 434.691 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 414.980 436.085 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [([2])] TJ ET 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 34.391 431.359 526.499 1.500 re S BT 34.016 413.579 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Source URL:)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 104.672 413.579 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/775)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 104.672 412.185 m 322.316 412.185 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 34.016 387.208 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Links:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 372.808 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [([1] http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/item/3753)] TJ ET BT 34.016 358.408 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [([2] http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2009/dec/03/saving-the-magic-city/?pagination=false)] TJ ET endstream endobj 20 0 obj [18 0 R /Fit] endobj 21 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 22 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 364.9637 695.5975 378.9557 707.4775 ] >> endobj 22 0 obj << /Type /Action >> endobj 23 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 24 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 421.9637 489.7735 475.9517 501.6535 ] >> endobj 24 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /GoTo /D 20 0 R >> endobj 25 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 26 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 34.0157 435.0055 411.9797 446.8855 ] >> endobj 26 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /URI /URI (http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2009/dec/03/saving-the-magic-city/?pagination=false) >> endobj 27 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 28 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 104.6717 412.4995 322.3157 424.3795 ] >> endobj 28 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /URI /URI (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/775) >> endobj xref 0 29 0000000000 65535 f 0000000008 00000 n 0000000073 00000 n 0000000119 00000 n 0000000342 00000 n 0000000379 00000 n 0000000539 00000 n 0000000621 00000 n 0000004964 00000 n 0000005073 00000 n 0000005183 00000 n 0000005292 00000 n 0000008853 00000 n 0000008981 00000 n 0000009065 00000 n 0000009130 00000 n 0000016659 00000 n 0000016724 00000 n 0000024216 00000 n 0000024321 00000 n 0000028657 00000 n 0000028687 00000 n 0000028815 00000 n 0000028851 00000 n 0000028979 00000 n 0000029034 00000 n 0000029161 00000 n 0000029305 00000 n 0000029433 00000 n trailer << /Size 29 /Root 1 0 R /Info 5 0 R >> startxref 29528 %%EOF