By Erwin Panofsky, Raymond Klibansky, Fritz Saxl

A reprint of the unique, released in 1964 via Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd. dedicated primarily to a analyzing of Albrecht Dürer's well-known engraving, the "Melencolia I" and the metaphysical relation of depression to inventive notion, this quantity is additionally, as one Goodreads evaluate places it, "perfect for someone drawn to the Graeco-Roman thought of Kronos/Saturnus, within the Islamic Golden Age and the way nice physical/medical thinkers in Baghdad and nice spiritual thinkers in Sevilla and Cordoba stored Greek traditions alive in the course of 1000 years of Catholic isolation, and in certainly wacky "nonfiction" ala Borges (the forever recursive essay, the zahir, the good Argentine's personal obsession with the Qabbalah and its intermingling with Anglo-Saxon poetry)."

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