Über den Autor
Wilhelm Worringer (1881-1965) was an art historian who lectured and taught at the universities of Bern, Konigsberg, and Halle. Hilton Kramer is editor of The New Criterion.
Worringer's classic study argues that in historical periods of anxiety and uncertainty, man seeks to abstract objects from their unpredictable state and transform them into absolute, transcendental forms. With an introduction by Hilton Kramer.