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Pythagoras and Renaissance Europe: Finding Heaven [Hardcover]

Item : Pythagoras and Renaissance Europe: Finding Heaven [Hardcover]
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Author Author : Joost-Gaugier, Christiane L.
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0521517958
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780521517959
Publisher Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Pages Pages : 334
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 100105630

Christiane Joost-Gaugier offers the first systematic study of Pythagoras and his influence in the late medieval and early modern eras.In this book, Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier offers the first systematic study of Pythagoras and his influence on mathematics, astronomy, philosophy, religion, medicine, music, the occult, and social lifeas well as on architecture and artin the late medieval and early modern eras.In this book, Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier offers the first systematic study of Pythagoras and his influence on mathematics, astronomy, philosophy, religion, medicine, music, the occult, and social lifeas well as on architecture and artin the late medieval and early modern eras.In this book, Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier offers the first systematic study of Pythagoras and his influence on mathematics, astronomy, philosophy, religion, medicine, music, the occult, and social lifeas well as on architecture and artin the late medieval and early modern eras. Following the threads of admiration for this ancient Greek sage from the fourteenth century to Kepler and Galileo in the seventeenth, this book demonstrates that Pythagorass influence in intellectual circlesChristian, Jewish, and Arabwas more widespread than has previously been acknowledged. Joost-Gaugier shows that during this period Pythagoras was respected by many intellectuals in different areas of Europe. She also shows how this admiration was reflected in ideas that were applied to the visual arts by a number of well known architects and artists who sought, through the use of a visual language inspired by the memory of Pythagoras, to obtain perfect harmony in their creations. Among these were Alberti, Bramante, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. Thus did, she suggests, some of the greatest art works in the Western world owe their modernity to an inspirational force that, paradoxically, had been conceived in the distant past.Part I. Pythagoras, Man for the Renaissance: 1. Prologue: the diffl

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