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Athanasius Kircher's theatre of the world

Author: Joscelyn Godwin
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : 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: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher; Athanasius Kircher
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joscelyn Godwin
ISBN: 9780500258606 0500258600
OCLC Number: 416255119
Description: 304 p. : ill., maps ; 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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Athanasius Kircher (160280) was acknowledged to be the most learned man of his age. He made fascinating engravings with which he illustrated his ideas. This book is divided into 15 chapters grouped  Read more...

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