Crystal and Dragon: The Cosmic Two-Step

Crystal and Dragon: The Cosmic Two-Step

by David Wade
     
 
David Wade takes the reader on a journey through the world views of successive ages: from Platos philosophy of the Ideal Form, & the ancient Chinese philosophy of change, through to the modern scientific view of structure & indeterminacy as embodied in the laws of science. He also shows how these perceptions about the nature of the universe inform the art of

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David Wade takes the reader on a journey through the world views of successive ages: from Platos philosophy of the Ideal Form, & the ancient Chinese philosophy of change, through to the modern scientific view of structure & indeterminacy as embodied in the laws of science. He also shows how these perceptions about the nature of the universe inform the art of their times: the form & fluidity of Primitive art, the crystalline order of Islamic patterns, & the subtlety & vitality of Chinese landscapes & calligraphy. Includes numerous drawings of patterns from various cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788164620
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Pages:
287

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