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Galileo's muse : Renaissance mathematics and the arts

Author: Mark A Peterson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the publisher. Peterson makes an extraordinary claim in this fascinating book focused around the life and thought of Galileo: it was the mathematics of Renaissance arts, not Renaissance sciences, that became modern science. Galileo's Muse argues that painters, poets, musicians, and architects brought about a scientific revolution that eluded the philosopher-scientists of the day, steeped as they were in a  Read more...
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Named Person: Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Peterson
ISBN: 9780674059726 0674059727
OCLC Number: 709670356
Description: vi, 336 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Galileo, humanist --
The classical legacy --
Poetry --
The plan of heaven --
The vision of God --
Painting --
The power of the lines --
The skin of the lion --
Music --
The Orphic mystery --
Kepler and the music of the spheres --
Architecture --
Figure and form --
The dimensions of hell --
Mathematics old and new --
Transforming mathematics --
The oration.
Responsibility: Mark A. Peterson.
Local System Bib Number:
ocn709670356

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Mark Peterson makes an extraordinary claim in this fascinating book focused around the life and thought of Galileo: it was the mathematics of Renaissance arts, not Renaissance sciences, that became  Read more...
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Peterson advances the hypothesis that it was the interplay of mathematics in the arts, not the philosophically-bent sciences of the day that evolved into our modern sciences. Publishers Weekly Read more...

 
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