Even if debates continue over the meaning and legacy of Aimé Césaire’s négritude, current scholarship seems secure about the origin of the word: Césaire coined the term in 1935 from the word nègre and the suffix -itude. But this simple story masks a complex lexicology beset by contretemps. Césaire purposefully syncopated temporalities in cr…[Read more]
Max Marmor deposited Review of Julius von Schlosser, La littérature artistique: manuel des sources de l’histoire de l’art moderne (Paris: Flammarion, 1984) and Die Kunstliteratur (Vienna: Schroll, 1985; reprint of 1924 ed.) in the group on Commons 2 years, 8 months ago
Review of the most recent edition of the classic and still standard handbook of the history of the literature of art, by Austrian art historian Julius von Schlosser (1866-1938)
Argues for Dante’s impact on Leonardo da Vinci’s famous “childhood memory.”
Max Marmor deposited One for the books: a bibliographical ‘gleaning’ for CP. in the group on Commons 2 years, 8 months ago
Studies a unique copy of the pioneering monograph on Leonardo’s own personal library, and the fate of that very copy across the years, as it passed from scholar to scholar, all intent upon identifying the titles on Leonardo’s bookshelves.