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"Guess at the rest"; cracking the Hogarth code.


"Guess at the rest"; cracking the Hogarth code.

Soulier-Detis, Elisabeth.

Lutterworth Press


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Recently retired (Paul-Valery U. of Montpellier), French scholar of 18th-century British literature Soulier-Detis has woven fragmented explanations about satirical painter and engraver William Hogarth's (1697-1764) work into a hermeneutic framework. She contends that emblems in the images are used like symbols, organized in latent networks, and that the right level of reading in hermeneutics applied to an esoteric object. She discusses the progress of early British Masonry in A Harlot's Progress, the path of unity between ancients and moderns in A Rake's Progress, the union of mercury and sulfur in Marriage-a-la-mode and fake and genuine Freemasonry in Industry and Idleness. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.

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Date:Apr 1, 2011
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