The essays address the shift from the eighteenth-century to modern life-sciences debate, moving through Kant and the age of Goethe. Other essays revisit key figures and concerns of twentieth-century morphologic debates: from Warburg, the science of art, and the biological reflection on Gestalt to Adorno. The volume closes with contemporary perspectives focusing on artistic debates and on a rethinking of the methodological foundations of morphologic discourse.
This volume contains essays by: M. Mazzocut-Mis, C. Rozzoni, M. Bertolini, P. Conte, E. Canadelli, S. Tedesco, V.C. D'agata, A. Pinotti, L. Vargiu, C. Nicastro, E. Crescimanno, D. Di Maio, S. Tedesco, S. Feloj, M. Bonometti, M. Franchella, E. Di Stefano, E. Crescimanno and an Introduction written by Luigi Russo.