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

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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.

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Overview

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.

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802778130
  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Publication date: 10/26/2010
  • Series: Wooden Books Series
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 106,943
  • 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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  • Posted January 21, 2012

    Mountains of Information

    I'm reading aloud a page a day to my children. There is so much amazing information contained within the covers of this book. I wish there was some kind of compendium to go with it, because it's obvious that these topics could, and should, be explored in great depth. I would complain that the book doesn't go into detail; but then it would probably be 20 volumes. "Quadrivium" is truly a fantastic beginning point for coming to terms with the vast realm of knowledge we have almost lost.

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