Harmonic Proportion and Form in Nature Art and Architecture

Author: Samuel Colman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486428734
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A treatise on the laws governing proportional form in both nature and the arts and sciences, this well-illustrated volume demonstrates how a design can captivate both the eye and the mind. Flowers and shells appear here, along with artistic creations, in a study of the similarity of their constructive principles.

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Author: Thomas S. Kuhn
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226458148
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A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach. With The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don’t arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of “normal science,” as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age. This new edition of Kuhn’s essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn’s ideas to the science of today. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking’s introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.

Divina Proportione Die Lehre Vom Goldenen Schnitt

Author: Luca Pacioli
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230311012
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Dieses historische Buch kann zahlreiche Tippfehler und fehlende Textpassagen aufweisen. Kaufer konnen in der Regel eine kostenlose eingescannte Kopie des originalen Buches vom Verleger herunterladen (ohne Tippfehler). Ohne Indizes. Nicht dargestellt. 1889 edition. Auszug: ...uber den Tiber bei seinem beruhmten erlangten Siege regelrecht anordnete. Auch kam durch keine andern Mittel unser sehr scharfsinniger Scotus zu den grossen Speculationen der heiligen Theologie, als durch die Kenntniss der mathematischen Disciplinen, wie aus allen seinen heiligen Werken erhellt. Besonders wenn man wohl beachtet die Untersuchung seines zweiten Buches uber die Meinungen, als er forschend fragt, ob der Engel seinen eigenen und bestimmten Aufenthaltsort fur seine Existenz habe, Worin er wohl zeigt, dass er das ganze herrliche Buch unseres scharfsinnigsten Megarenser Philosophen Euklid-) verstanden habe. Durch nichts Anderes zeigen sich gleichfalls alle Texte des Fursten deren, welche Physik, hohere Metaphvsik verstehen und auch die ubrigen schwer, als durch die Unkenntniss der schon genannten Disciplinen. Durch nichts Anderes ist Mangel an guten Astronomen als in Folge des Mangels an Arithmetik, Geometrie, Proportionen und Proportionalitat. Und von zehn richten sich neun in ihren Urtheilen nach Tafeln, Taschen 1) Verbum zu erzeugen. 5) Durchgehends falschlich anstatt des in Aegypten lebenden Mathe mathikers gleichen Namens angegeben. buchern und anderen Dingen, die von Ptolomaus. Albumansar, Ali al Fragano, Gebe, Alfonso, Biancho. Prodocino und Anderen berechnet sind, die.in Folge der wenigen Umsicht ihrer Schreiber mangelhaft oder verschlechtert sein konnen. Und wenn sie sich in Folge dessen auf jene verlassen, verfallen sie in die grossten und evidentesten Irrthumer, zu nicht geringem Schaden und Yorurtheil derer, welche sich auf sie verlassen. Die ausserste Scharte aller Municipalgesetze...

The Divine Proportion

Author: H. E. Huntley
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486131874
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Discussion ranges from theories of biological growth to intervals and tones in music, Pythagorean numerology, conic sections, Pascal's triangle, the Fibonnacci series, and much more. Excellent bridge between science and art. Features 58 figures.

Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism

Author: Rudolf Wittkower
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393005998
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Sir Kenneth Clark wrote in the Architectural Review, that the first result of this book was “to dispose, once and for all, of the hedonist, or purely aesthetic, theory of Renaissance architecture,' and this defines Wittkower's intention in a nutshell.

The Practice and Science of Drawing

Author: Harold Speed
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132374
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Classic approach to the dynamics of drawing by brilliant teacher with insights and practical advice on line drawing, mass drawing, visual memory, materials, and much more. 84 plates and diagrams.

The Geometry of Art and Life

Author: Matila Costiescu Ghyka
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486235424
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This classic study probes the geometric interrelationships between art and life in discussions ranging from dissertations by Plato, Pythagoras, and Archimedes to examples of modern architecture and art. Other topics include the Golden Section, geometrical shapes on the plane, geometrical shapes in space, crystal lattices, and other fascinating subjects. 80 plates and 64 figures.