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Quadrivium - The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology (Hardcover): Miranda Lundy, Daud Sutton,... Quadrivium - The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology (Hardcover)
Miranda Lundy, Daud Sutton, Anthony Ashton, Jason Martineau, John Martineau 1
R485 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R82 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

Harmonograph - A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music (Paperback): Anthony Ashton Harmonograph - A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music (Paperback)
Anthony Ashton
R155 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R15 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why did Pythagoras pause outside a Blacksmith's workshop? Can the nature of Harmony really be understood visually? Why do harmonies leave gaps or 'commas' when added together? In this charming little book Anthony Ashton uses a Victorian device called a Harmonograph to tell the story of Harmony and the intervals in the scale. With useful appendices and exquisite line drawings this is a unique and original introduction to this magical subject. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Quadrivium - The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music and Cosmology (Hardcover): John Martineau Quadrivium - The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music and Cosmology (Hardcover)
John Martineau; Miranda Lundy, Daud Sutton, Anthony Ashton, Jason Martineau, … 2
R477 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R50 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Quadrivium consists of the four Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, and Cosmology, studied from antiquity to the Renaissance as a way of glimpsing the nature of reality. They synthesize number, space, and time. Geometry is number in space, music is number in time, and the cosmos expresses number in space and time. Number, music, and geometry are metaphysical truths, good and beautiful everywhere at all times. Life across the universe investigates them. They foreshadow the physical sciences. This is the first volume to bring together the Quadrivium for many hundreds of years.

Harmonograph - A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music (Hardcover): Anthony Ashton Harmonograph - A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music (Hardcover)
Anthony Ashton
R283 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R53 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

During the nineteenth century, a remarkable scientific instrument known as a harmonograph revealed the beautiful patterns found in music. Harmonograph is an introduction to the evolution of simple harmonic theory, from the discoveries of Pythagoras to diatonic tuning and equal temperament. Beautiful drawings show the octave as triangle, the fifth as pentagram; diagrams show the principles of harmonics, overtones, and the monochord. Anthony Ashton examines the phenomenon of resonance in Chladni patterns, describes how to build a harmonograph of your own, and provides tables of world tuning systems. This inspiring book will appeal to musicians, mathematicians, designers, and artists alike.

An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber (Hardcover): Colley Cibber, James Wright, Anthony Ashton An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber (Hardcover)
Colley Cibber, James Wright, Anthony Ashton
R784 Discovery Miles 7 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber (Hardcover): Colley Cibber, James Wright, Anthony Ashton An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber (Hardcover)
Colley Cibber, James Wright, Anthony Ashton
R783 Discovery Miles 7 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber (Paperback): Colley Cibber, James Wright, Anthony Ashton An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber (Paperback)
Colley Cibber, James Wright, Anthony Ashton
R783 R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Save R166 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ An Apology For The Life Of Mr. Colley Cibber; An Apology For The Life Of Mr. Colley Cibber; James Wright; Volume 2 Of An Apology For The Life Of Mr. Colley Cibber Written By Himself; James Wright Colley Cibber, James Wright, Anthony Ashton Robert William Lowe J. C. Nimmo, 1889 Actors; Actors, English; English drama; Theater

An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber (Paperback): Colley Cibber, James Wright, Anthony Ashton An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber (Paperback)
Colley Cibber, James Wright, Anthony Ashton
R783 R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Save R165 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ An Apology For The Life Of Mr. Colley Cibber; An Apology For The Life Of Mr. Colley Cibber; Robert William Lowe; Volume 1 Of An Apology For The Life Of Mr. Colley Cibber Written By Himself; James Wright Colley Cibber, James Wright, Anthony Ashton Robert William Lowe J. C. Nimmo, 1889 Actors; Actors, English; Dramatists, English; English drama; Theater; Theatrical managers

Harmonograph (Hardcover): Anthony Ashton Harmonograph (Hardcover)
Anthony Ashton
R300 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R21 (7%) Out of stock

During the nineteenth century, a remarkable scientific instrument known as a harmonograph revealed the beautiful patterns found in music. Harmonograph is an introduction to the evolution of simple harmonic theory, from the discoveries of Pythagoras to diatonic tuning and equal temperament. Beautiful drawings show the octave as triangle, the fifth as pentagram; diagrams show the principles of harmonics, overtones, and the monochord. Anthony Ashton examines the phenomenon of resonance in Chladni patterns, describes how to build a harmonograph of your own, and provides tables of world tuning systems. This inspiring book will appeal to musicians, mathematicians, designers, and artists alike.

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