De/Constituting WholesTowards Partiality Without PartsVienna: Turia + Kant, 2017
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Cite as: Filippo Trentin, ‘Warburg’s Ghost: On Literary Atlases and the ‘Anatopic’ Shift of a Cartographic Object’, in De/Constituting Wholes: Towards Partiality Without Parts, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Manuele Gragnolati, Cultural Inquiry, 11 (Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2017), pp. 101–29 <https://doi.org/10.37050/ci-11_06>

Warburg’s GhostOn Literary Atlases and the ‘Anatopic’ Shift of a Cartographic ObjectFilippo Trentin

Keywords: Assemblage; Warburg, Aby; Illustrated atlas; Cartography; Knowledge representation; Historicism; Totality (philosophy); Spatial turn; Archives

One of the most striking paradigm shifts of the last decades in the humanities has been the replacement of a method of knowledge rooted in historicist temporal constructions with one based on spatial models. There is perhaps no better example of this movement from the temporalization to the spatialization of knowledge than the adoption of the atlas as a taxonomic term in cultural criticism.

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