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A term from the study of pictures (derived from the Greek eikon, image or picture and logos, word) introduced by the art historian and cultural theorist Aby Warburg (1866–1929) to designate his method of investigating European pictorial memory. Unlike the tradition of iconography, which studies the meaning of the symbolic, codified pictorial language of works of art, Warburg’s icon…

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Weigel, Sigrid, “Iconology”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0330>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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