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.

Popular Science

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.


Author: John Michels
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Vols. for 1911-13 contain the Proceedings of the Helminothological Society of Washington, ISSN 0018-0120, 1st-15th meeting.

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 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.

Sacred Geometry for Artists Dreamers and Philosophers

Author: John Oscar Lieben
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620557029
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An illustrated guide to harmonics--the sacred geometry principles that underlie the natural world--and its practical applications • Demonstrates how the vesica piscis is a matrix from which ideas and forms emanate, connecting cosmic time cycles, measures of space, and musical tones • Provides harmonic analyses of ancient sculpture, architecture, the solar system, the Earth-Moon relationship, and the structure of water and waves • Explains how to apply sacred geometry to create building floor plans, pottery figures, gardens, and sacred ceremonial spaces We are in the midst of a revival of an ancient way of looking at the world--an approach that enabled great civilizations of the past to bring forth inventions of great beauty and power. This school of thought--harmonics--envisioned the natural world and the solar system as an interlocking matrix of harmonious numbers, perfectly woven into the creative fabric of life and the surrounding universe. Exploring the art and science of harmonics, John Oscar Lieben shows how to create harmonious forms using the ancient tools of number, geometry, and musical tone--an approach that resonates with nature’s own ways of creation. He demonstrates many practical applications that result from the study of harmonics, providing analyses of ancient sculpture and architecture, as well as original examples of building floor plans, pottery figures based on planetary proportions, gardens based on harmonic principles, and ceremonial spaces that honor cosmic harmonies and sacred geometric relationships. Showing how harmonics can also be applied to the mysteries of time and space, the author demonstrates how the vesica piscis and many other variations of the vesica shape reveal numerical synchronicities and correspondences that connect cosmic time cycles, measures of space, and musical tones. The author applies harmonics and the “vesica construction” matrix to illustrate many of nature’s wonders, including the Earth-Moon relationship, the interactions of the Golden Number and the musical scale, and how the Flower of Life symbol connects the universal field with the pattern of raindrops falling on a pond. Offering an approach to sacred geometry that pairs the mystical with the practical, the cosmic with the earthly, the author reveals how the art and science of harmonics should be required study for both the artist and the seeker of eternal truths as well as the scientist who seeks an entrance into the sacred foundations of nature.