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Art & alchemy

Author: Jacob Wamberg
Publisher: Copenhagen : Museum Tusculanum Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These richly illustrated articles cover the representation of alchemy in art from the late Middle Ages to the 20th century. The authors, who are artists, curators and art historians from the US and Europe, address such topics as alchemical gender symbolism in Renaissance, Mannerist and modernist art; Netherlandish 17th-century portrayals of alchemists; and alchemy as the forerunner of photography. Distributed in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Wamberg
ISBN: 9788763502672 8763502674
OCLC Number: 69733887
Description: 297 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface / --
Introduction / Jan Backlund ; Jacob Wamberg --
Matter/ 1. The philosophical nature of early western alchemy: the formative period c.1150-1350 / Askel Hanning --
2. A stone and yet not a stone: alchemical themes in north Italian quattrocento landscape imagery / Jacob Wamberg --
3. The material ethereal: photography and the alchemical ancestor/ Laurie Dahlberg --
Gender / 4. Fluctuating identities: gender reversals in alchemical imagery / M.E. Warlick --
5. Artists, alchemists and mannerists in courtly Prague / Sally Metzler --
6. Guilt or gold: alchemy and prostitution in Nineteenth-century Paris / Elizabeth K. Menon --
7. The Paracelsian magus in German art: Joseph Beuys and Rebecca Horn / Urszula Szulakowska --
Collections / --
8. Alchemy in the ampiththeatre: some considerations of the alchemical content of the engravings of Heinrich Khunrath's Amphitheare of Eternal Wisdom (1609) / Peter Forshaw --
9. Alchemy and its images in the Eddleman and Fisher Collections at the Chemical Heritage Foundation / Lloyd DeWitt ; Lawrence M. Principe --
10. Convention and change in Seventeenth-century depictions of alchemists / Jane Russel Corbett --
Notes on contributors / --
Index.
Other Titles: Art and alchemy
Responsibility: edited by Jacob Wamberg.
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These richly illustrated articles cover the representation of alchemy in art from the late Middle Ages to the 20th century. The authors, who are artists, curators and art historians from the US and Europe, address such topics as alchemical gender symbolism in Renaissance, Mannerist and modernist art; Netherlandish 17th-century portrayals of alchemists; and alchemy as the forerunner of photography. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

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"These essays emerged from a 2001 conference at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. As organisers Jan Backlund and Jacob Wamberg explain in their introduction, the collection redresses 'the current Read more...

 
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