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Astrology and Astronomy: A Pictorial Archive of Signs and Symbols (Dover Pictorial Archive)

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Publisher Comments:

As enchanting to browse through as a rare, old manuscript, this intriguing collection of astrological and astronomical illustrations is a unique compendium of the legends, myths, and symbolism of the heavens.

Amassed from far eastern, medieval, and other sources, more than 300 extraordinary woodcuts and engravings depict the planets, Milky Way, signs of the zodiac, the celestial sphere, ancient and modern constellations, comets and meteors, asteroids, and other galactic marvels. The striking illustrations by ancient Babylonian, Greek, Arab, and Renaissance astronomers accompany a treasure trove of stories, lore, and mythical explanations of the nature and origin of astronomical phenomena. Information on the distances, sizes, and magnitudes of stars is also included, along with stellar landmarks, external galaxies, and other scientific data.

A multipurpose reference of striking designs for artists and designers, this archive will also provide scientists and interested readers with an absorbing glimpse into some of the folkloric aspects of primitive astronomy and astrology.

Unabridged Dover (2005) republication of Lore and Lure of Outer Space, originally published by Tudor Publishing Company, New York, 1964.

Synopsis:

More than 300 rare engravings and woodcut illustrations of astrological and astronomical subjects from around the world. Striking depictions of planets, the Milky Way, signs of the zodiac, comets, meteors, more.

Synopsis:

More than 300 rare engravings and woodcut illustrations of astrological and astronomical subjects from around the world. Striking depictions of planets, the Milky Way, signs of the zodiac, comets, meteors, and other phenomena accompany a treasure trove of stories, lore, and mythical explanations of the nature and origin of astronomical phenomena.

Synopsis:

Symbols associated with the heavens are featured in this fascinating volume. As enchanting to browse through as a rare, old manuscript, the text contains astrological and astronomical illustrations gathered from around the world, including depictions of the planets, Milky Way, signs of the zodiac, the celestial sphere, ancient and modern constellations, comets and meteors, asteroids, and other phenomena. An absorbing glimpse into the startling world of primitive and modern astronomy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486439815
Subtitle:
A Pictorial Archive of Signs and Symbols
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Lehner, Ernst And Johanna
Author:
Lehner, Ernst
Author:
Lehner, Johanna
Subject:
History
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Clip Art
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Constellations
Subject:
Astronomy -- History.
Subject:
astrological symbols
Subject:
astronomical clip art
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Pictorial Archive
Publication Date:
20050308
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Over 300 Woodcuts and Engravings
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
11 x 8.38 in 1.28 lb

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Product details 192 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486439815 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
More than 300 rare engravings and woodcut illustrations of astrological and astronomical subjects from around the world. Striking depictions of planets, the Milky Way, signs of the zodiac, comets, meteors, more.
"Synopsis" by ,
More than 300 rare engravings and woodcut illustrations of astrological and astronomical subjects from around the world. Striking depictions of planets, the Milky Way, signs of the zodiac, comets, meteors, and other phenomena accompany a treasure trove of stories, lore, and mythical explanations of the nature and origin of astronomical phenomena.
"Synopsis" by ,
Symbols associated with the heavens are featured in this fascinating volume. As enchanting to browse through as a rare, old manuscript, the text contains astrological and astronomical illustrations gathered from around the world, including depictions of the planets, Milky Way, signs of the zodiac, the celestial sphere, ancient and modern constellations, comets and meteors, asteroids, and other phenomena. An absorbing glimpse into the startling world of primitive and modern astronomy.

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