Quadrivium: The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology by Miranda Lundy, Anthony Ashton, Jason Martineau, Daud Sutton |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Quadrivium: The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology

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

by Miranda Lundy, Anthony Ashton, Jason Martineau, Daud Sutton
     
 

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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 comology expresses number in space and time. Number, music, and geometry are metaphysical truths:

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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 comology 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.

Editorial Reviews

For students and scholars from ancient times thru the Renaissance, the quadrivium was the center of the classical curriculum. It was comprised of four central liberal arts: number, geometry, music, and cosmology. This new millennium approach to these fundamental pursuits brings together six successful titles in the Wooden Book series: Sacred Geometry, Sacred Number, Harmonograph, The Elements of Music, Platonic & Archimedean Solids, and A Little Book of Coincidence. Elegantly produced in 13 colors of ink, Quadrivium revitalizes time-honored insights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802778130
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
10/26/2010
Series:
Wooden Books Series
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
107,166
Product dimensions:
6.72(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.46(d)

Meet the Author

The five authors whose books comprise QUADRIVIUM are Miranda Lundy, Anthony Ashton,, Jason Martineau, Daud Sutton, and John Martineau.

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