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Apocalypse then - Newly uncovered illuminations from the Renaissance depicting miraculous phenomena

Apocalypse then

Newly uncovered illuminations from the Renaissance depicting miraculous phenomena

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The Book of Miracles

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  • “A very special picture book that will cause readers to marvel and shudder.”

    — SonntagsBlick, Zurich
  • “TASCHEN does it again… now TASCHEN comes out with a beautifully packed volume of hallucinatory illustrations of 16th century renaissance art. This is true TASCHEN: deep as opposed to extreme, with depictions of celestial phenomena and portentous signs that offer a unique view into the fears and fascinations of the age.”

    — Force One, Monaco
  • “This lavish facsimile is a wonder in its own right.”

    — Apollo Magazine, London
  • “The iconography is fascinating, the object is beautiful and the arguments fascinating: a small publishing miracle.”

    — Connaissance des Arts, Paris
  • “Wonders never cease, and one of these is this marvelously apocalyptic book.”

    — Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich
  • “Tip-top year’s end favourite… An apocalyptic atmosphere that is strangely resonant today.”

    — L’Œil, Paris
  • “This Book of Miracles is a gorgeous unheralded surprise: a foundling of unknown parents, a virgin birth.”

    — The New York Review of Books, New York
  • “Celestial splendours. This manuscript represents an extraordinary revelation of Renaissance art… Leafing through the pages of this superb (boxed) facsimile, we dive deep into the metaphysical anxieties and dramas of sixteenth-century man.”

    — Point de vue, Paris
  • “The Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs is a sparkling store of apocalyptic images.”

    — Welt am Sonntag, Berlin

Petra Lamers-Schütze

“Miraculous signs! Previously in a private collection, this spectacular Renaissance manuscript is made public for the first time in a facsimile edition. The Book of Miracles illustrates myths, prophecies, and reports of calamitous events from over two millennia, in dramatic images that captivate the viewer with their expressive power and astonishing modernity.”
Petra Lamers-Schütze
Illustration: Robert Nippoldt