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Alexander Roob
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29 April 2005 Icons
The Hermetic Museum takes its readers on a magical mystery tour spanning an arc from the mediaeval cosmogram and images of Christian mysticism, through the fascinating world of alchemy to the art of the Romantic era. The enigmatic hieroglyphs of cabbalists, Rosicrucians and freemasons are shown to be closely linked with the early scientific illustrations in the fields of medicine, chemistry, optics, and color theory.


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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH; Illustrate edition (29 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3822838632
  • ISBN-13: 978-3822838631
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 789,905 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"More bang for your buck!"... a fast-food, high-energy fix on the topic at hand." The New York Times Book Review" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alchemy & Mysticism 21 Jan 2006
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is a great source book - perhaps not for those who are only just starting to learn about alchemy, because the plates are not given a thorough explanation as to the meaning behind the diagrams and the text. However, for those who have been reading on the subject for a while and are prepared to sit with latin, french, german, and hebrew dictionaries, or travel to where the original texts are available for viewing in the flesh, the book is a very good start. Covers a wide range of subjects pertinant to alchemy with just enough text to make the mercurial mind begin to run...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A treasure trove of alchemical and occult art 12 Feb 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book represents one of the greatest collections of alchemical and occult art ever to appear in print. Beautifully produced to Taschen's usual high standard, the majority of the illustrations are in full colour and are culled from collections all over the world. The only slight quibble may be its size - octavo (A5ish), but at this price it represents amazing value. Useful index.
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5.0 out of 5 stars nice 21 Oct 2012
By Smencil
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
such a nice product, perfect standard. the book is so beautiful with lots og amazing pictures, which also makes it a bit heavy ;)
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This book is very useful who is interested about mysticism, symbols, alchemy and religions. For the esoteric student this book will make lots of subjects clear. Its illustrations are too many and colourful. Absolutely recommended.
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