Quadrivium: The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology (Wooden Books) by Miranda Lundy, Daud Sutton, Anthony Ashton, Jason Martineau, John Martineau.
Composed of six successful titles in the Wooden Books series:
Sacred Geometry • Sacred Number • Harmonograph • The Elements of Music • Platonic & Archimedean Solids • A Little Book of Coincidence
Quadrivium is the first volume to bring together these four subjects in many hundreds of years-it makes ancient wisdom and its astonishing interconnectedness accessible to us today.
The quadrivium-the classical curriculum-comprises the four liberal arts of number, geometry, music, and cosmology. It was studied from antiquity to the Renaissance as a way of glimpsing the nature of reality. Geometry is number in space; music is number in time; and comology expresses number in space and time. Number, music, and geometry are metaphysical truths: life across the universe investigates them; they foreshadow the physical sciences.
Beautifully produced in six different colors of ink, Quadrivium will appeal to anyone interested in mathematics, music, astronomy, and how the universe works.
Series: Wooden Books
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Walker Books (October 26, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.5 x 7.7 inches