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Synopsis: Alchemy, its mysteries, and the quest for the Philosopher's Stone have been a strand in the development of European culture from antiquity onwards. By the seventeenth century the complex pictorial language of alchemical symbols had reached a high point of elaboration and beauty. With the spread of printing, the whole fantastic iconography flowered as never before. This magnificent book presents a selection of the finest alchemical engravings, brought together for the first time. The best engravers of the age--the De Bry family, Merian, De Hooghe, and others--worked to interpret the haunting emblems of Lambsprinck and Michael Maier, the profundities of the wordless Mutus Liber, or the Christian mysticism of Jacob Bohme. In his introduction and commentaries, the author investigates the origins of this visual tradition, interprets the symbols, and provides information on authors, publishers, patrons, and engravers.
About the Author: Stanislas Klossowski de Rola is the author of Alchemy: The Secret Art.
Title: The Golden Game: Alchemical Engravings of ...
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: New
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1997. Softcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. 10.55 X 7.87 X 1.02 inches; 320 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 5321
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1997. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0500279810-2-4
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0500279810
Book Description Thames and Hudson, London, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: Fine. First edition thus. Contains 533 illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 22880
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020500279810
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P010500279810
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110500279810
Book Description Thames & Hudson. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Fine. 0500279810 Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN7.0194258
Book Description Thames & Hudson. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0500279810 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0194258
Book Description Thames and Hudson, 1997. brossura. Book Condition: come nuovo. Like New Condition. No markings or underlinings. Very minor shelf wear. Has 533 illustrations., Ill. bn: Fully Illustrated in b/w., Ill. colori: --, Peso: 1000 ca gr. Bookseller Inventory # 4658-BB05