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Author Godwin, Joscelyn

Title Athanasius Kircher's theatre of the world : the life and work of the last man to search for universal knowledge / Joscelyn Godwin

Publ Info Rochester, Vt. : Inner Traditions, [2009]
2009
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  CT1098.K46 G63 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript 304 pages : illustrations, maps, music ; 29 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Prologue: Interesting times -- Kircher's life and work : an overview -- Frontispieces -- The illustration of Kircher's works -- Antiquity misread -- Antiquity preserved -- Antiquity imagined -- Naturalia : fire and water -- Naturalia : air and earth -- Music -- Machines of past and present -- Machines : magnetic and optical -- Maps and plans -- Exotica -- Images of the gods -- Didactic images -- Athanasius Kircher's writings
Note "A major study of both the written and pictorial work of a neglected genius whose breadth of interest made him the last Renaissance man."--Provided by publisher
LC subject Kircher, Athanasius, 1602-1680
Kircher, Athanasius, 1602-1680 -- Criticism and interpretation
Germany -- Biography
Renaissance -- Germany
Renaissance -- Biography
Scholars -- Germany -- Biography
Illustrators -- Germany -- Biography
Illustration of books -- Germany -- History -- 17th century
Intellectuals -- Germany -- Biography
Germany -- Intellectual life -- 17th century
ISBN 9781594773297 (hardcover)
1594773297 (hardcover)