Esotericism, art, and imagination

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Published by Michigan State University Press in East Lansing .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Occultism in art,
  • Imagination,
  • Arts, Modern

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Arthur Versluis ... [et al.].
ContributionsVersluis, Arthur, 1959-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsNX650.O33 E86 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 327 p. :
Number of Pages327
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22670749M
ISBN 109780870138195
LC Control Number2007038513

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