How to begin talking about the book/model-making kit that is Jeff Hoke's miraculous Tomb of Illumination? I'm flabbergasted. I suppose I'll take the easy way out to start, and lift the description right from the publisher's site:
Tomb of Illumination sheds light on the life of Rosenkreutz and the earth-shattering changes that he helped bring about in realms such as politics, religion, science, literature, and social rights.
Additionally, this deluxe folio includes a full-color scale model of the fabled seven-sided, domed tomb of Christian Rosenkreutz, along with various miniaturized reproductions of his books, magical tools, and scientific instruments, all painstakingly drawn and colored by Jeff Hoke, creator of The Museum of Lost Wonder.
Tomb of Illumination is an 11.75 x 9.5-inch folio containing a 12-page, generously illustrated pamphlet, 11 pages of paper model sheets to cut and assemble, and an 8-page booklet of step-by-step instructions. Paper dolls of Father Rosenkreutz, Rene Descartes, Paracelsus, and other luminaries are included for staging historical re-enactments with the finished Tomb of Illumination model.
Like Hoke's previous masterpiece, Museum of Lost Wonder, this is a lavishly designed, demi-historical marvel of a work replete with diagrams, illustrations, and even 3D models to assemble. Order yourself a copy of Tomb of Illumination today, and while you're eagerly awaiting its arrival, you can play around with its beautiful interactive microsite and get a magical taste of what's to come.