- ISBN-13: 978-1-907767-10-4
- Paperback: 186 pages
Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.4 x 20.3 cm
This book explores the relationships between astrology and art from a range of perspectives. The different chapters by a range of scholars and experts provie a significant contribution to the field. From Mesopotamia and Mediterranean culture to Mesoamerica and into the European Renaissance and the modern era, the nine chapters in this anthology explore the meanings of art and astrology, the iconography of astrology and the nature of its practice, the use of zodiac signs, and the portrayal stars and planets in literature and the visual arts. With contributions by Spike Bucklow (of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge), Ruth Clydesdale, Richard Dunn (formerly at the Greenwich Observatory, now at the Science Museum), Martin Gansten, Liesbeth Grotenhuis, John Meeks, Suzanne Nolan, Micah Ross, and Claudia Rousseau.
Astrology as Art
Representation and Practice
Ars, Technē, śāstra,ʿIlm: What’s in a Name?
Dwarfs as an Ancient Mayan Metaphor for the Stars
Astrological Imagery in the Rulership Propaganda of Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici
Astrological Symbolism in Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzivâl
Seeing the World Soul: Marsilio Ficino and Talismanic Art
Lower Astrology and Silent Poetry