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Seligmann, Kurt 1900-1962

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Works: 298 works in 541 publications in 9 languages and 3,289 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Former owner, Illustrator, Creator, Engraver, Honoree, Costume designer, Dedicator, Artist, Other
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Magic, supernaturalism, and religion by Kurt Seligmann( Book )

34 editions published between 1948 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the story of magical ideas and manifestations in the Western world to reveal the aesthetic value of magic and its influence on man's creative imagination. Crystallizing the most significant and interesting aspects of magic since antiquity, the author delves into the works of hundreds of scholars and specialists, presenting a vivid picture of the most typical religio-magical beliefs of ancient, medieval and modern times. [Book jacket]
The history of magic by Kurt Seligmann( Book )

50 editions published between 1948 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historischer Überblick über magische Vorstellungen und Handlungen vom Altertum bis hin ins 19. Jahrhundert
The history of magic and the occult by Kurt Seligmann( Book )

15 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in English and Russian and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the demons of Mesopotamia to those plaguing our own late-20th-century civilization, this comprehensive primer covers every aspect of magic and the occult since earliest recorded time. Spanning 5,000 years of world history it covers every major civilization and includes sections on alchemy, the Devil, witchcraft, the cabala, astrology, the tarot, the Rosicrucians, Nostradamus, and vampires. Profusely illustrated with nearly 170 black-and-white illustrations
The mirror of magic by Kurt Seligmann( Book )

12 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A primitive like an orb : a poem by Wallace Stevens( Book )

3 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le miroir de la magie : histoire de la magie dans le monde occidental by Kurt Seligmann( Book )

24 editions published between 1956 and 1989 in French and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Seligmann, 1900-1962 : Leben und Werk by Stephan E Hauser( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Seligmann : œuvre gravé by Rainer Michael Mason( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in French and English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Seligmann : first message from the spirit world of the object by Kurt Seligmann( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although highly regarded by the critics and curators of his time, the Swiss-American Surrealist, Kurt Seligmann has largely been unheeded in the canon of art history. This monograph, the first English-language book dedicated to the artist, features extensive exploration and analysis of both Seligmann's life and work. The art historians Stephan E. Hauser, Stephen Robeson Miller, and Martica Sawin contribute essays with an introduction by famed Columbia art historian, Meyer Schapiro. Kurt Seligmann was the first member of the Paris-based Surrealists to relocate to New York in the first months of World War II and was instrumental in helping to rescue many of his fellow artists and intellectuals from Occupied France, including the founder of Surrealism, Andre Breton. We follow the artist's work as he moves from his friendship with Jean Arp and involvement with the Abstraction-Création group, to his induction as an official member of Breton's Surrealist circle, to his exile in America and his influence on many of the up-and-coming New York School artists. His scholarly obsession with magic and extensive collection of occult books as well as his ethnographic interests and adventures are explored in detail. Interwoven with text are archival photos of the Surrealist artists, writers and poets, reproductions of the artist's works from the 1920s through the 1950s, and historical ephemera, in this rediscovery of an impactful artist and man in the history of modern art.00Exhibition: Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco, USA (May 9 #x96; August 22, 2015)
Métiers des hommes by Kurt Seligmann( Book )

8 editions published in 1936 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of magic : a catalogue of sorcery, witchcraft, and the occult by Kurt Seligmann( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oeuvres complètes by Lautréamont( Book )

1 edition published in 1938 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Les oeuvres complètes de Lautréamont après l'édition historique de 1938, comprend les préfaces de leurs éditions successives et une abondante bibliographie. C'est une remarquable édition de Lautréamont que vient de nous donner José Corti. Les œuvres complètes de Lautréamont y sont précédées de huit préfaces, écrites à diverses époques par divers écrivains, pour des éditions précédentes ... Cela fait au total un commentaire long et varié -sinon contradictoire -à travers lequel on pourrait suivre le fil de la connaissance progressive de Lautréamont depuis sa première publication jusqu'à nos jours. On voit d'abord comment cette œuvre est lente à se manifester. On a comparé son apparition à une explosion volcanique, mais les volcans littéraires ne font pas éclater sans résistance la croûte des habitudes intellectuelles. Vient ensuite un commentaire précis du journaliste sur chacune des préfaces
Inkorrekte Entscheidungen im Zivilprozeßrecht und die Mittel zu ihrer Beseitigung by Kurt Seligmann( Book )

7 editions published in 1932 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une écriture lisible by Georges Hugnet( Book )

3 editions published in 1938 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mirror of magic : a history of magic in the western world by Kurt Seligmann( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collector's edition of the classic, illustrated, and comprehensive history of magic and the occult Written by renowned Surrealist and magic scholar Kurt Seligmann (1900-1962) Includes all 250 illustrations from the original 1948 edition Explores magical practices and beliefs from their origins in the ancient world through the heyday of secret societies in the 18th century In the occult classic The Mirror of Magic, renowned Surrealist Kurt Seligmann (1900-1962) draws from his encyclopedic practitioner's knowledge and extensive antiquarian collection to offer a comprehensive, illustrated history of magic and the occult from Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt through the 18th century. He explores the gods and divinatory arts of the legendary Sumerians and the star-wise Babylonians, including the birth of astrology. He examines the afterlife beliefs of the ancient Egyptians and the dream interpretation practices and oracles of ancient Greece, including the mysteries of Eleusis and the magical philosophy of Plato, Socrates, and other Greeks. He uncovers the origins of Gnosticism and the suppression and banishment of magic by the post-pagan, Christian emperors of Rome. Seligmann reviews the principles of alchemy, sharing famous transmutations and allegorical illustrations of the alchemical process and explores the Hermetica and its remarkable adepts. Investigating the Middle Ages, the author discusses the work of European magicians of the time, including Albertus Magnus, Roger Bacon, Agrippa, Nostradamus, and Pico Della Mirandola. He studies the medieval practices of devil worship, witchcraft, and black magic, as well as the "Cabala" in both its Hebrew and Christian forms. He also examines the art of the Tarot and many lesser known divination techniques. He explores the development of secret societies, including Freemasonry and Rosicrucianism, in the 17th century and the increase in occult publications and magical science in the 18th century. First published in 1948, this history of magic and the occult seeks to "mirror" the magical worldview throughout the ages. Beautifully illustrated with images from the author's rare library, this collector's edition features all of the artwork'more than 250 images'from the original 1948 edition
The impossible landscapes of Nat Herz and Kurt Seligmann by Nat Herz( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrested from mirrors : poem by Nicolas Calas( Book )

2 editions published between 1941 and 1942 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lo specchio della magia by Kurt Seligmann( Book )

7 editions published between 1951 and 1972 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberti Flvdd, alias De Flvctibvs Philosophia sacra & vere Christiana, seu, Meteorologia cosmica by Robert Fludd( Book )

1 edition published in 1626 in Latin and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Seligmann : recent paintings, April 5-23, 1960 by Kurt Seligmann( Book )

4 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The history of magic and the occult
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Kurt Seligmann

Kurt Seligmann Amerikaans auteur (1900-1962)

Kurt Seligmann artista suizo

Kurt Seligmann artiste suisse

Kurt Seligmann malíř a spisovatel

Kurt Seligmann schweizerisch-US-amerikanischer Graphiker und Maler

Kurt Seligmann Swiss artist

Seligmann, Kurt

Seligmann, Kurt L.

Зелигман, Курт

セリグマン, K.

セリグマン, カート

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