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Alchemy: Treasure House of Symbolism
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 Posted: Fri Sep 14th, 2007 09:06 am
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This large format book was issued in connection with Adam McLean's exhibition on alchemy at the Embassy Gallery during the Edinburgh Festival 2007. It provides an overview and survey of the symbolism, gathered under three headings - Alchemy of the Cosmos, Alchemy of the Soul and Alchemy of Matter. The book shows McLean's coloured versions of many of the intriguing alchemical emblems, with descriptions and analysis of their place in the history of alchemical imagery. It thus provides a simple introduction to the use of emblematic imagery in alchemy. Due to the generosity of an American supporter in providing a subsidy, it has been possible to print this in full colour and still sell it a modest price.
This book was beautifully designed by the Glasgow artist, Ronnie Heeps, who also curated the exhibition.
Large format A4 paperback. 50 pages. 64 coloured images.

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