[Epub] ↠ Measuring Heaven: Pythagoras And His Influence on Thought And Art in Antiquity And the Middle Ages Author Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier – Thomashillier.co.uk

Measuring Heaven: Pythagoras And His Influence on Thought And Art in Antiquity And the Middle Ages Surviving Fragments Of Information About Pythagoras Born Ca 570 BCE Gave Rise To A Growing Set Of Legends About This Famous Sage And His Followers, Whose Reputations Throughout Antiquity And The Middle Ages Have Never Before Been Studied Systematically This Book Is The First To Examine The Unified Concepts Of Harmony, Proportion, Form, And Order That Were Attributed To Pythagoras In The Millennium After His Death And The Important Developments To Which They Led In Art, Architecture, Mathematics, Astronomy, Music, Medicine, Morals, Religion, Law, Alchemy, And The Occult Sciences In This Profusely Illustrated Book, Christiane L Joost Gaugier Sets Out The Panorama Of Pythagoras S Influence And That Of Christian And Jewish Thinkers Who Followed His Ideas In The Greek, Roman, Early Christian, And Medieval Worlds In Illuminating This Tradition Of Thought, Joost Gaugier Shows How The Influence Of Pythagoreanism Was Far Broader Than Is Usually Realized, And That It Affected The Development Of Ancient And Medieval Art And Architecture From Greek And Roman Temples To Gothic Cathedrals.Joost Gaugier Demonstrates That Pythagoreanism Centered On The Dim Memory Of A Single Person That Endured For Centuries And Grew Ever Greater Inspired A New Language For Artists And Architects, Enabling Them To Be Modern.


13 thoughts on “Measuring Heaven: Pythagoras And His Influence on Thought And Art in Antiquity And the Middle Ages

  1. says:

    the author mentions at the very beginning that she wants to restore the centrality of Pythagoras, how for at least 1 500 years in Europe, particularly Greece and Rome, his thought, his legend, his final deification, his christianization, he is a name that persists, that has never been eclipsed or lost in the Middle Agespart 1 is about the man, his followers, the growing legend, from birth in Greece, through antiquity in Rome, even into Christian Europe mostly this follows what else i have read from immediate success to persecution to diaspora of his ideas, how they were picked up, changed, argued, first by philosophers like Plato, eventually by emperors like Hadrian2 is on evolution of his thought, much of which is recalled, transformed, corrupted, by the centuries since his death there is his concept of cosmos and essential harmony which could be found in numbers unfortunately this seems to lean towards numerology in which the world is read to fit the number this reminds me much of the playful conspiracy theorists of umberto eco s Foucault s Pendulum , so it is hard to take seriously3 is art history here the symbolism of numbers is not found in nature but introduced by human creation there are readings of coinage, there are legends, there are bios, but the one site that i remember best is Hadrian s Pantheon, where everything, everything, can be relevant to values of numbers from the number of niches for statues, number of ribs of the dome, number of colum...


  2. says:

    Awesome, awesome exegesis Meticulously crafted and highly informative Would recommend to any History buff or anyone interested in Pythagorean concepts Unfortunately, I never got around to returning this book to my college library..