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Galileo's muse : Renaissance mathematics and the arts

Author: Mark A Peterson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
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Mark Peterson makes an extraordinary claim in this fascinating book focused around the life and thought of Galileo: it was the mathematics of Renaissance arts, not Renaissance sciences, that became  Read more...

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Peterson, Mark A., 1946-
Galileo's muse.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011023319
(OCoLC)709670356
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Peterson
ISBN: 0674062973 9780674062979
OCLC Number: 768411326
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 336 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Galileo, humanist --
The classical legacy --
Poetry --
The plan of heaven --
The vision of God --
Painting --
The power of the lines --
The skin of the lion --
Music --
The Orphic mystery --
Kepler and the music of the spheres --
Architecture --
Figure and form --
The dimensions of hell --
Mathematics old and new --
Transforming mathematics --
The oration.
Responsibility: Mark A. Peterson.

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Peterson advances the hypothesis that it was the interplay of mathematics in the arts, not the philosophically-bent sciences of the day that evolved into our modern sciences. Publishers Weekly Read more...

 
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