Art and Alchemy by Jacob Wamberg
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Art and Alchemy
By Jacob Wamberg

Art and Alchemy

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Art and Alchemy by Jacob Wamberg

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This collection of articles covering the time span from the Late Middle Ages to the twentieth century intends to challenge the current neglect of the interplay between esoteric knowledge and the visual arts. 'Art and Alchemy' indicates that alchemy indeed has several connections with art by examining some of the pictorial and literary books that disseminated alchemical symbols and ideas, delving into images, which in one way or another can be shown to appropriate and interpret alchemical ideas or environments, and expanding the scope of alchemical imagery by indicating structural affinities between alchemical processes and artistic creation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788763502672
ISBN-10: 8763502674
Format: Paperback
(150mm x 230mm x 23mm)
Pages: 297
Imprint: Museum Tusculanum Press
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: Denmark

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Author Biography - Jacob Wamberg

Jacob Wamberg is Professor of Art at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. He works on evolutionistic theories of the history of the visual arts, especially in relation to nature and technology, focussing periodically in the Renaissance and 20 and 21 centuries.

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