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Pythagoras and Renaissance Europe : finding heaven, Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier

Label
Pythagoras and Renaissance Europe : finding heaven
Title
Pythagoras and Renaissance Europe
Title remainder
finding heaven
Statement of responsibility
Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Pythagoras and Renaissance Europe: Finding Heaven, Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier offers the first systematic study of Pythagoras the ancient Greek sage, and his influence on mathematics, astronomy, philosophy, religion, medicine, music, the occult, and social life - as well as on architecture and art - in the late medieval and early modern eras. Spanning the period between Dante and Petrarch in the fourteenth century and Kepler and Galileo in the seventeenth, this book demonstrates that Pythagoras's influence in intellectual circles - Christian, Jewish, and Arab - was more widespread than has previously been acknowledged. Joost-Gaugier shows that during this period admiration for Pythagoras was great throughout Europe. She also shows how this admiration was translated into ideas that were applied to the visual arts by numerous 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, she suggests, some of the greatest artworks in the Western world owe their modernity to an inspirational force that, paradoxically, was conceived in the distant past."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joost-Gaugier, Christiane L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B243
LC item number
.J66 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pythagoras
  • Pythagoras
  • Pythagoras
  • Pythagore - influence exercée
  • Pythagoras
  • Pythagoras
  • Pythagoras
  • Pythagoras
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophy, Renaissance
  • Rezeption
  • Renaissance
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophy, Renaissance
  • Renaissance
  • Rezeption
Label
Pythagoras and Renaissance Europe : finding heaven, Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Prologue : the diffusion of knowledge about Pythagoras in the Renaissance -- 2. The emergence of "Saint" Pythagoras in the early Renaissance -- 3. The apotheosis of Pythagoras in the sixteenth century -- 4. The Pythagorean tradition in the early fifteenth century -- 5. The strengthening and deepening of Pythagoreanism in the later fifteenth century -- 6. The maturation and vicissitudes of Pythagoreanism in the sixteenth century -- 7. Renaissance images of Pythagoras -- 8. The search for harmony in architecture and art in the fifteenth century -- 9. Finding harmony : form and meaning in architecture and art of the sixteenth century -- 10. Conclusions : the prince of philosophers and the birth of harmony as an aesthetic notion
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 319 p.
Isbn
9780521517959
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2008040586
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)258329148
  • (OCoLC)ocn258329148
Label
Pythagoras and Renaissance Europe : finding heaven, Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Prologue : the diffusion of knowledge about Pythagoras in the Renaissance -- 2. The emergence of "Saint" Pythagoras in the early Renaissance -- 3. The apotheosis of Pythagoras in the sixteenth century -- 4. The Pythagorean tradition in the early fifteenth century -- 5. The strengthening and deepening of Pythagoreanism in the later fifteenth century -- 6. The maturation and vicissitudes of Pythagoreanism in the sixteenth century -- 7. Renaissance images of Pythagoras -- 8. The search for harmony in architecture and art in the fifteenth century -- 9. Finding harmony : form and meaning in architecture and art of the sixteenth century -- 10. Conclusions : the prince of philosophers and the birth of harmony as an aesthetic notion
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 319 p.
Isbn
9780521517959
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2008040586
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)258329148
  • (OCoLC)ocn258329148

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