Quadrivium : The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology

Quadrivium : The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology

Details

Author(s)
Miranda Lundy, Daud Sutton, Anthony Ashton, Jason Martineau, John Martineau
Format
Hardback | 409 pages
Dimensions
157 x 191 x 36mm | 885g
Publication date
01 Nov 2010
Publisher
WALKER & CO
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
0802778135
ISBN13
9780802778130
Bestsellers rank
86,099

Description

The quadrivium-the classical curriculum-comprises the four liberal arts of number, geometry, music, and cosmology. It was studied from antiquity to the Renaissance as a way of glimpsing the nature of reality. Geometry is number in space; music is number in time; and cosmology expresses number in space and time. Number, music, and geometry are metaphysical truths: life across the universe investigates them; they foreshadow the physical sciences.

Quadrivium is the first volume to bring together these four subjects in many hundreds of years. Composed of six successful titles in the Wooden Books series-Sacred Geometry, Sacred Number, Harmonograph, The Elements of Music, Platonic & Archimedean Solids, and A Little Book of Coincidence-it makes ancient wisdom and its astonishing interconnectedness accessible to us today.

Beautifully produced in six different colors of ink, Quadrivium will appeal to anyone interested in mathematics, music, astronomy, and how the universe works.


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