Measuring Heaven by Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier
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Measuring Heaven
By Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier

Measuring Heaven

Pythagoras and His Influence on Thought and Art in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

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Measuring Heaven by Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier

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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. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801474095
ISBN-10: 0801474094
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 5mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 10-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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