Alchemy & Mysticism

Alchemy & Mysticism

Hardback Hermetic Museum

By (author) Alexander Roob

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  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH
  • Format: Hardback | 576 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 202mm x 40mm | 1,220g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Cologne
  • ISBN 10: 3836549360
  • ISBN 13: 9783836549363
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 102,637

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Signs and wonders: A fantastic journey through the history of esoteric lore The Hermetic Museumtakes 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. About the Series: Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing.Bibliotheca Universalisbrings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm s delight never bore, always excite! "

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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.