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The Golden Game: Alchemical Engravings of the Seventeenth Century

de Rola, Stanislas Klossowski; Klossowski De Rola, Stanislas

Verlag: Thames & Hudson, U.S.A., 1997
ISBN 10: 0500279810 / ISBN 13: 9780500279816
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Titel: The Golden Game: Alchemical Engravings of ...

Verlag: Thames & Hudson, U.S.A.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1997

Einband: Soft cover

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Inhaltsangabe: Alchemy, the quest for the Philosopher's Stone, has been an "alternative" strand in the development European culture since antiquity. By the 17th century, the complex pictorial language of symbols which encoded its theories and secrets had reached a highpoint of elaboration and sophistication. With the spread of printing, the iconography of alchemy began to flower as never before. This text presents a selection of alchemical illustrations reproduced from originals contained in obscure works from the shelves of research libraries around the world. The author (son of the artist Balthus), investigates the origins of this visual tradition, interprets the symbols and provides information on the authors, publishers, patrons and engravers of these "hermetick emblems" and "hieroglyphicall figures".

Über den Autor: Stanislas Klossowski de Rola is the author of Alchemy: The Secret Art.

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