Alchemy: The Secret Art - Art and Imagination (Paperback)Stanislas Klossowski De Rola (author)
Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 04/02/2013
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This new and completely redesigned edition creates a colourful and vibrant guide to the secret art. Klossowski de Rola elucidates the mysterious language and polyvalent symbolism from a variety of perspectives - practical, spiritual, elemental and historical - and explains how the true alchemist differs from the modern chemist and the false practitioner. Gold is only a by-product and emblem of the Great Work of the alchemist. The latter part of the book comprises the full text of a seventeenth-century exposition upon an alchemist's dream-poem, and five richly illustrated `Themes' sections, reproducing full sequences of alchemical thought, art and paraphernalia.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 210 x 150 x 11 mm
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