Alchemy & Mysticism

Alchemy & Mysticism

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Takes readers on a magical mystery tour 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 colour 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
Publisher: London : Taschen, [2014]
Edition: New edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9783836549363
3836549360
Characteristics: 575 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm

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