Sacred Geometry


Author: Miranda Lundy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802713823
Category: Mathematics
Page: 64
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A unique introduction to this most ancient and timeless of universal sciences.

Sacred Geometry


Author: Miranda Lundy
Publisher: Gardners Books
ISBN: 9781904263043
Category: Science
Page: 58
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Sacred geometry is one of the oldest subjects on Earth, from the great Pyramid to Gothic Architecture to modern design, certain timeless and universal principles have been studied, contemplated and put to use. This book covers the golden section, two-dimensional grids and more.

Sacred Number

The Secret Quality of Quantities
Author: N.A
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802714560
Category: Mathematics
Page: 64
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Beautifully illustrated with many old engravings as well as contemporary imagery, "Sacred Number" covers basic counting systems and the widespread use of 20 important numbers from major religious texts; the importance of astronomy, geometry, and music to number quality; and how numbers affect architecture.

Symmetry

The Ordering Principle
Author: David Wade
Publisher: Wooden Books
ISBN: 1912706040
Category: Art
Page: 64
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Why on earth do cars have the same symmetry as dragonflies? Is there really a beautiful swirling pattern lurking in every dripping tap? What do insect eggs have in common with planets, and why? In this exquisite book, the smallest and most concise ever produced, designer David Wade introduces the main principles of symmetry, and shows how, despite opinions over exactly what it is, symmetry can be found in almost every corner of science, nature and human culture. 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.

Sacred Geometry

Deciphering the Code
Author: Stephen Skinner
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402765827
Category: Mathematics
Page: 160
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A fascinating and inspirational look at the vital link between the hidden geometrical order of the universe, geometry in nature, and the geometry of the man-made world. The Da Vinci Code has awakened the public to the powerful and very ancient idea that religious truths and mathematical principles are intimately intertwined. Sacred Geometry offers an accessible way of understanding how that connection is revealed in nature and the arts. Over the centuries, temple builders have relied on magic numbers to shape sacred spaces, astronomers have used geometry to calculate holy seasons, and philosophers have observed the harmony of the universe in the numerical properties of music. By showing how the discoveries of mathematics are manifested over and over again in biology and physics, and how they have inspired the greatest works of art, this illuminating study reveals the universal principles that link us to the infinite.

Platonic & Archimedean Solids


Author: Daud Sutton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802713866
Category: Mathematics
Page: 58
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Looks at the relationship between the five Platonic and thirteen Archimedean solids.

Quadrivium

The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology
Author: Miranda Lundy,Anthony Ashton,Jason Martineau,Daud Sutton,John Martineau
Publisher: Walker
ISBN: 9780802778130
Category: Science
Page: 416
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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. 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.

Ruler and Compass

Practical Geometric Constructions
Author: Andrew Sutton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802717764
Category: Mathematics
Page: 64
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An introduction to geometry without measurements.

Islamic Design

A Genius for Geometry
Author: Daud Sutton
Publisher: Wooden Books
ISBN: 1912706032
Category: Art
Page: 64
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Across the Islamic world, illuminating Korans from Morocco to Malaysia, and adorning mosques, mausoleums and palaces, are hidden some of the most exquisite geometrical devices ever conceived by man. In this excellent little book, geometer Daud Sutton unravels the mystery of Islamic patterns, explaining where they come from, how to draw them, and hinting at the Divine messages they encode. 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.

A Little Book of Coincidence

In the Solar System
Author: John Martineau
Publisher: Wooden Books
ISBN: 1912706075
Category: Science
Page: 64
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Venus draws a beautiful pentagram around Earth every eight years. Jupiter's two largest moons draw a perfect four-fold flower. The Planets grandly play out the slow Music of the Spheres. Is there a secret structure hidden in the Solar System? Packed with great illustrations and serious research from many sources, this internationally bestselling little book by cosmologist John Martineau will instantly retune your cosmological circuits to the extraordinary and primary patterns behind Life, the Universe and Everything. 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.

Sun, Moon and Earth


Author: Robin Heath
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802713815
Category: Science
Page: 64
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Every organism on Earth responds to four major cycles: the solar and lunar day, the synodic month and the year. We all dance to these primary rhythms. This book reveals the poetic cosmology that lies within the cycles of the Sun and Moon as seen from the Earth.

Harmonograph

A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music
Author: Anthony Ashton
Publisher: Wooden Books
ISBN: 1912706059
Category: Music
Page: 64
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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 timeless 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.

Sacred Geometry and Spiritual Symbolism

The Blueprint for Creation
Author: Donald B. Carroll
Publisher: 4th Dimension Press
ISBN: 9780876047361
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 230
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There is evidence that the “knowing” of spirituality can be unified with the observations of science through two geometric symbols consisting of the triangle and the arc and their aspects. Author Carroll shows how, through the millenniums, religions have intuited the importance of these shapes and incorporated their symbolism throughout their beliefs, while these same shapes have been found by modern science to be the essence of life and the cosmos. This shared geometry is not mere coincidence.In the study of our collective symbolism through the eyes of both science and spirituality, we find ourselves in relation to the whole, and our respective parts to play in this awe-inspiring universe of life.

The Golden Section

Nature's Greatest Secret
Author: Scott Olson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802715397
Category: Mathematics
Page: 58
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Tells the story of the golden section, a line segment divided into two parts such that the ratio of the short portion to the longer portion is equal to the ratio of the longer portion to the whole, and its impact on civilization and the natural world.

Sacred geometry

symbolism and purpose in religious structures
Author: Nigel Pennick
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 159
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Looks at how several styles of religious architecture make use of geometry and suggests what religious symbolism various geometric shapes exhibit

Drawing Geometry

A Primer of Basic Forms for Artists, Designers and Architects
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780863156083
Category: Architecture
Page: 87
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A professional guide to drawing two-dimensional geometric shapes in simple step-by-step instructions.

Quadrivium

Number Geometry Music Heaven
Author: John Martineau
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781907155048
Category: Cosmology
Page: 409
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Composed of six previously published works.

Curves: Flowers, Foliates and Flourishes in the Formal

Decorative Arts
Author: Lisa Delong
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781904263883
Category: Curves
Page: 58
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What are the secrets of ornamentation? Why are curves important? How do you create an invisible repeat in a fabric or wallpaper pattern? In this book, packed with helpful diagrams and rare illustrations, Lisa Delong demonstrates the time-honoured traditions of the use of curves and plant forms in the decorative arts.

Sacred Geometry of the Earth

The Ancient Matrix of Monuments and Mountains
Author: Mark Vidler,Catherine Young
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620554690
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 288
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Identifies the patterns of our planet’s design within the natural landscape • Explains the geometry inherent in the mountains and coasts on all continents • Reveals how ancient monuments were built to reflect and enhance the Earth’s design, often connecting sites around the world • Includes detailed maps that show the simple geometrical relationships among the world’s mountains, coastlines, islands, and ancient monuments From continent to continent across the globe, Mark Vidler and Catherine Young reveal that order is everywhere on Earth. On remote islands, soaring summits, and level deltas, they unveil natural topographic patterns related to pi, the golden ratio, and right-triangle geometry. And as the planet’s design emerges, it becomes clear that this hidden order in nature decided the location of ancient monuments the world over. Through detailed maps, Vidler and Young show how the locations of megalithic monuments reflect and enhance a natural pattern on the Earth that connects its major features. The rows of standing stones at Carnac in France, for example, point to the summits of Mount Everest and K2, and Angkor Wat in Cambodia is on a straight line joining Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and the tip of Cape Comorin in India. The authors examine the geography of many islands and each continent, including Antarctica, to show how the highest peak on each landmass falls on a line connecting coastal extremes. They reveal how circles of standing stones and man-made mounds mark intersections of these lines. They explore the connection between the Nazca lines in Peru and the Amazon, Nile, and Ganges deltas and explain how the locations of the Giza pyramids, Stonehenge, and Machu Picchu are integrated into the natural design on Earth. As they uncover geometric patterns on the Earth line by line, point by point, the authors reveal how the world’s ancient monuments represent a form of transglobal communication that far predates the written word.