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Athanasius Kircher's theatre of the world : the life and work of the last man to search for universal knowledge

Author: Joscelyn Godwin
Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Inner Traditions, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A major study of both the written and pictorial work of a neglected genius whose breadth of interest made him the last Renaissance man."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joscelyn Godwin
ISBN: 9781594773297 1594773297
OCLC Number: 317361757
Description: 304 pages : illustrations, maps, music ; 29 cm
Contents: Prologue: Interesting times --
Kircher's life and work : an overview --
Frontispieces --
The illustration of Kircher's works --
Antiquity misread --
Antiquity preserved --
Antiquity imagined --
Naturalia : fire and water --
Naturalia : air and earth --
Music --
Machines of past and present --
Machines : magnetic and optical --
Maps and plans --
Exotica --
Images of the gods --
Didactic images --
Athanasius Kircher's writings.
Responsibility: Joscelyn Godwin.

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"A major study of both the written and pictorial work of a neglected genius whose breadth of interest made him the last Renaissance man."--Provided by publisher.

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