First UK edition 1994, no additional printings listed. Hardcover with DJ. Condition new, square tight and crisp book, no edgewear, no markings of any kind, no names no underlinings no highlights no bent pages, Not a reminder. DJ as new, bright and shiny, no tears no chips, very light creases at spine ends, Price Not clipped. 8vo, XV + 262 pages, bibliography, index. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : From the 5th century BC, when Pythagoras first composed his laws of Western music and science, until the flowering of Romanticism over 2000 years later, scientists and philosophers perceived the cosmos musically, as an ordered mechanism whose smooth operation created a celestial harmony - the music of the spheres. The separation of science and music began with the scientific revolution during the Renaissance, and reached a peak with Romanticism, which celebrated what was human, individual and local. 20th-century science and music, argues Jamie James in this book, have rejected the Romantic ideal and placed the ultimate focus outside the reach of human reason once again. The book provides a survey of the history of science and music, a reassessment of Romanticism and the modernist reaction to it, and a radical intellectual journey.
From the Back Cover: For centuries, scientists and philosophers believed the universe was a stately; ordered mechanism - mathematical and musical. The smooth operation of the cosmos created a divine harmony (perfect, spiritual, eternal) which composers sought to capture and express. With The Music of the Spheres, readers will see how this scientific philosophy emerged, how it was shattered by changing views of the universe and the rise of Romanticism, and to what extent (if at all) it survives today. From Pythagoras to Newton, Bach to Beethoven, and on into the twentieth century, it is a spellbinding examination of the interwoven fates of science and music throughout history.
Titre : The Music Of The Spheres: Music, Science and...
Éditeur : Little, Brown and Company
Date d'édition : 1994
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : New
Edition : 1st UK edition
Description du livre Little, Brown, 1994. Hardcover. État : Good. Previous owners name inside the front page Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. N° de réf. du libraire mon0008191439
Description du livre LITTLE, BROWN. Hardcover. État : Very Good. 0316909068 UK BASED SELLER ALL OVERSEAS SHIPPING VIA AIRMAIL *COVER MAY DIFFER TO ONE SHOWN *. N° de réf. du libraire MM0008987
Description du livre Little, Brown and Company,, London, 1993. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. First Edition. Music, Science and the Natural Order of the Universe. A few illustrations. 262pp. Very good indeed in not price clipped d/w. N° de réf. du libraire 001906
Description du livre Feb 17, 1994. État : Used: Good. Ex-library book, usual markings. Hardback with dust cover. Clean text, sound binding. Quick dispatch from UK seller. N° de réf. du libraire M07_5625_DY_12/16