Sunday, December 23, 2012


A One-Man Job

William S. Heckscher, "Erwin Panofsky: A Curriculum Vitae," Reprinted by the Department of Art and Archaeology from the Record of the Art Museum, Princeton University, volume XXVIII, number 1, 1969, p. 18:
Despite endless and fruitful exchanges of ideas and information which he imparted to and elicited from friends and colleagues, Panofsky kept his work under cover, as it were. Anything worthy of the term "research" was to him a one-man job. Conversely, he remained to the end deeply suspicious of any kind of computerized knowledge, of data-retrieval systems, of iconological institutes, and of index-work carried out by the "little people" as being capable of making meaningful contributions to the humanities.
Hat tip: Ian Jackson.

Related post: Alone.

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