Signs and Wonders
A fantastic journey through the history of esoteric traditions
The Musaeum Hermeticum
takes you its readers on a magical and mysterious journey that begins with the medieval cosmogram and images of Christian mysticism, before crossing the fascinating universe of alchemy up to the romantic era. The enigmatic hieroglyphics of the Cabalists, Rosicrucians and Freemasons appear closely linked to the first scientific illustrations in the fields of medicine, chemistry, optics and color theory. Even for those who are unaware of the fascinating history of alchemy, this book proves to be a real treasure to explore. Each richly illustrated chapter begins with an introduction signed by specialist Alexander Roob, enriched with quotes from alchemists. And, in this inexhaustible mine, can be seen the origins of surrealism and many other more recent artistic movements.
Hardcover, 14 x 19.5 cm, 1.13 kg, 576 pages