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Museum of Lost Wonder
Jeff Hoke (au)
Open this book & step into an alternative world full of compelling images, historical tidbits, & challenges to common myths. Peruse these seven halls: Calcinatio, The Hall of Technology; Solutio, the Hall of Aquaria; Coagulatio, the Zoological Garden; Sublimatio, The Observatory; Mortificatio, The Mausoleum of History; Separatio, The Laboratory of Science & Faith; & Conjunctio, The Gallery to the Arts. Hoke blends his knowledge of science & art with his studies of 14th-cent. alchemy & the origins of philosophy & scientific theory, creating exhibits in his “museum: that dazzle the imagination. These magnificent illustrations return us to an era where the physician was also the magician, & the astronomer the astrologer. Includes seven paper do-it-yourself models.
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