Measuring Heaven: Pythagoras And His Influence on Thought

Measuring Heaven: Pythagoras And His Influence on Thought

Measuring Heaven: Pythagoras And His Influence on Thought And Art in Antiquity And the Middle Ages ☄ Measuring Heaven: Pythagoras And His Influence on Thought And Art in Antiquity And the Middle Ages PDF / Epub ✓ Author Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk 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 Antiuity and the Middle Surviving fragments of information Pythagoras And eBook ☆ about Pythagoras born ca BCE gave rise to a Measuring Heaven: Epub / growing set of legends about this famous sage and his followers whose reputations throughout Antiuity Heaven: Pythagoras And Kindle Ø and the Middle Ages have never before been studied systematically This book is the first Heaven: Pythagoras And His Influence ePUB Ò 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 cathedralsJoost Heaven: Pythagoras And His Influence ePUB Ò 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.


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

  1. Michael Michael 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 antiuity 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 columns in the porch there are also the bronze dodecahedrons the Druids used in some pythagorean way then the pythagorean spheres used in medical diagnosis and actsso Pythagoras was everywhere there is the ongoing implication that Plato lifted his ideas of Forms from Pythagoras' idea of Numbers but does she make the arguments stick well i have to read to decide if you like art history this is the one to read


  2. jude jude says:

    an engaging read that traces the history of the perception of one of the most enigmatic yet at the same time most influential figures of antiuity joost gaugier writes an engaging study that is both historiography and art history pythagoras is here presented both as socrates and christ a mystical figure who left no writings and yet left an indelible mark on history as one who communicated with the heavens indeed joost gaugier goes further and tries to argue for the influence of pythagoras on the conception of both citing plato and early christians as if not themselves early neopythagoreans then indubitably influenced by his thoughtthat pythagoras is influential is unarguable his impact on philosophy and thus the course of knowledge in general is far reaching joost gaugier makes a slim book feel doubly impactful with her comprehensive sources her extensive bibliography and a tone that is at all times concise never boring and endlessly informative i've learned a lot in the course of reading this book some arguments may be easily accepted than others but this all adds to the rather alluring mystiue of pythagoras as we know him i say as we know him because joost gaugier makes it explicitly clear in her introduction that she would rather trace how he was perceived throughout the ages this is reasonable considering the lack of primary sources we might never get around to making a biography of the man and so a historiography would have to sufficein summation this is a rather informative read and i very much recommend it to anyone who wishes to learn about pythagoras the history of philosophy or the history of art in general


  3. Kelsey HL Kelsey HL 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


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