Transmutations - Alchemy in Art: Selected Works from the Eddleman and Fisher Collections at the Chemical Heritage Foundation

Transmutations - Alchemy in Art: Selected Works from the Eddleman and Fisher Collections at the Chemical Heritage Foundation

by Lawrence M. Principe, Lloyd Dewitt, Chemical Heritage Foundation
     
 

Alchemy is one of the most evocative subjects in the history of science. Alchemy made important contributions to the development of modern science while firing popular imagination so strongly that portrayals of the alchemist at work pervaded the arts. The more celebrated goals of alchemy, like transmutation of base metals into gold, still tease and tantalize.

Overview

Alchemy is one of the most evocative subjects in the history of science. Alchemy made important contributions to the development of modern science while firing popular imagination so strongly that portrayals of the alchemist at work pervaded the arts. The more celebrated goals of alchemy, like transmutation of base metals into gold, still tease and tantalize. Transmutations offers a thoughtful look at the role of the alchemist in the 17th and 18th centuries, as depicted in a selection of paintings from the Eddleman and Fisher Collections housed at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. This beautiful full-color book reveals much about the beginnings of chemistry as a profession.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780941901321
Publisher:
Chemical Heritage Foundation
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.20(d)

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