BOOK: Goethe's Divan for Bibliomantic Study

Goethe's Divan for Bibliomantic Study is a 40-page book, based on The West-Eastern Divan by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.


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Cover detail.
The book takes a selection of Goethe's romantic and colourful poems and makes them suitable for bibliomantic study. The connection is that Goethe's work in the Divan was inspired by the poetry of the Persian poet Hafez, whose work in turn is said to be used to tell the future.

The book is designed as a playful introduction to Geothe's poetry and includes the original annotations from Alexander Rogers' 1890 translation.

The book was made for the exhibition Poiesis, at the ArtSpace, Dusseldorf and was exhibited from 10th January to 8th February 2014.

The Images included here are from an updated version (A5, 40pages, 30gsm).

Goethe's Divan is also available to purchase alongside The Unassuming Collection and Lives and Books.


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Inside cover and first page.
Interior detail.
Original cover design. As featured in the exhibition Poiesis.

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