Traces of the Avant-Garde – The Theatrum Alchemicum: A Cultural Comparison of the Early Modern and Modern Eras
Published Theatrum Scientiarum 6 Helmar Schramm (†), Michael Lorber, Jan Lazardzig (Eds.) SPUREN DER AVANTGARDE: THEATRUM ALCHEMICUM Frühe Neuzeit und Moderne im Kulturvergleich.
Examining the recourse to alchemical experimental practices by the early 20th
century avant-garde movement in Europe opens up a surprising perspective on
the relationship between art and science in the early modern and modern eras.
This volume explores the Theatrum alchemicum as a natural philosophical
labyrinth, a hybrid melting pot of mythical knowledge and rational
understanding, and as a skillful practice of philosophizing with materials.