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    Alchemy & Mysticism (Hermetic Museum) (Hardback) By (author) Alexander Roob

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    DescriptionSigns 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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    Title
    Alchemy & Mysticism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alexander Roob
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 1,220 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783836549363
    ISBN 10: 3836549360
    Classifications

    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.5
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    BIC subject category V2: VXWM
    Ingram Subject Code: OP
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/NEWAGE
    BISAC V2.8: OCC028000, OCC012000, ART015070
    DC21: 540.1120222
    DC22: 540.1120222
    Thema V1.0: VXWM, QRYX2, VXW, QRVK2
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Taschen GmbH
    Imprint name
    Taschen GmbH
    Publication date
    01 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Cologne
    Author Information
    The author: Alexander Roob studied painting at the University of Fine Arts, Berlin. From 2000 to 2002, he was a professor at the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg. He has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart since 2002.