L’Europe des esprits ou la fascination de l’occulte, 1750-1950 (‘Europe and the Spirit World or the Fascination with the Occult, 1750-1950’).
Éditions des Musées de la Ville de Strasbourg
c. 450 pages. Price: 48 euros
ISBN : 978-2-35125-092-1.
Diffusion / Distribution: Le Seuil / Volumen
A contributed volume edited by Serge Fauchereau
Petit journal des Esprits, 3 euros
Illustrated, 12pp colour brochure. Le Petit Journal des Esprits is a souvenir of the exhibition, and a guide to the displays, including reproductions of the featured masterpieces, portraits of major ‘enlightened artists’ and leading figures in the occult movement, plus background information on some of the exhibition’s chief ‘curiosities’, and little-known or distinctive artists.
A chronological and contextual layout will give readers the keys to an understanding of the fruitful interaction between scientific developments, spiritualist theories and artistic movements throughout the 200-year period covered.