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Seven Keys to Imagination by Piero Morosini

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prelude

1    Piero Morosini, The Common Glue (Elsevier, Oxford, 2005).

The magic of imagination

1    British historian Frances A. Yates has written a major work on the interpretation of certain Renaissance masterpieces within the framework of Hermetic talismanic symbolism, which remains one of the most insightful of its kind in English language: Frances A. Yates, Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition (Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1964). On pages 76–7 and 146, Yates suggests that Botticelli's (1445–1510) Primavera can be seen as “a predominantly Venus talisman”, whereas the engraving of Melancholia by Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) ...

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