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Título: Athanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World
Editorial: Thames and Hudson Ltd
Año de publicación: 2009
Condición del libro: Good
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included
Unread copy in good condition, contains some shelf wear. There is tear to the dust jacket. Fast, daily dispatch 2-4 days for delivery within UK, all Europe & International orders shipped via Airmail. Oct14. N° de ref. de la librería mon0000025328
Sinopsis: Athanasius Kircher (160280) was acknowledged to be the most learned man of his age. By profession a Jesuit priest, he made himself an authority on every subject under (and above) the sun and published the results of his researches in over thirty lavishly illustrated volumes in Latin. His museum in Rome was famous and visited by everybody in the world of learning. Inevitably, his work has been superseded in most areas of study, but he remains a key figure in the history of ideas and in recent years there has been a revival of interest, in which Joscelyn Godwin has played a leading role. But while every other aspect of his thought has been studied, the fascinating engravings with which he illustrated his ideas have been largely ignored. This book fills that gap. It is divided into 15 chapters grouped by the engravings subject; these illustrations reveal his singular mind and the way he was drawn to mysticism and magic.
'A masterly study ... a superbly handsome volume with more than 400 illustrations, many of the most extraordinary kind ... [an] absorbing and utterly wonderful book' --The Times Higher Education Supplement
'The best general introduction to the man available' --The Art Newspaper
'A vast treasure trove of work ... Godwin deserves considerable praise for his close observation and background research' --Building Design
'Beautiful' --The Financial Times
'[A] vast and beautiful book'
'The author and the publisher have taken real, prolonged and exhaustive pains to make a beautiful book, and succeeded'
--Philip Pullman, The Guardian
'A fascinating history of the last great Renaissance polymath'
--The Birmingham Post
'An encyclopaedic feast of extraordinary images, all fascinating, and many exotic or bizarre'
--Temenos Academy Review
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