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Alchemy & Mysticism - Bibliotheca Universalis

Hardback (25 Feb 2014) | English

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Synopsis

Signs and wonders: A fantastic journey through the history of esoteric lore
The Hermetic Museum takes readers on a magical mystery tour spanning an arc from the medieval cosmogram and images of Christian mysticism, through the fascinating world of alchemy to the art of the Romantic era. The enigmatic hieroglyphs of cabalists, Rosicrucians, and freemasons are shown to be closely linked with the early scientific illustrations in the fields of medicine, chemistry, optics, and color theory. Even for those with no knowledge of the fascinating history of alchemy, this book is a delight to explore. Each richly illustrated chapter begins with an introduction and quotes from alchemists by specialist Alexander Roob. The roots of surrealism and many other more recent artistic movements can be found in this treasure trove.
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Book information

ISBN: 9783836549363
Publisher: TASCHEN
Imprint: Taschen
Pub date:
DEWEY: 540.112
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 469
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 1134g
Height: 200mm
Width: 151mm
Spine width: 39mm