A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science

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A tour of the umbers one through ten that illustrates how they consistently recur in everything from nature, technology, art and science to mythology, and the unconscious in archetypal patterns and principles. It redefines the world in terms of the patterns and principles that compose it.
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Published April 1st 2014 by Harper (first published August 1st 1994
Original Title of the Book
A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science
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351
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B00J25W7BO

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This essa is about more than math.

gave it

Like this explains anything? Do n't look to this nove for a better nderstanding of nature or science.

Instead, ( once you get past the New Age banalities) look at this book to understand a little wors, the subtle forms in which geometric patterns manifest themselves in cultures, in art, aesthetics, and piritualism, and where people copied them out of nature.

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It takes you through the basic numbers, showing you how to construct a regular polygon using only a compass and straight edge to emphasize how everything emerges from one.

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But by the time I got to the number 3, the uthor had started doing things like drawing triangles over pictures of thiings that did not really have triangular shapes, so that we could see how the " pattern " shows up again& again.

Except I think it looks more like a pentagram shape, but then he draws a pentagram over a bat that is shaped more like a triangle in chapter 5.

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Highly recommended.If you are les of a multi media person you can get a DVD containing some of the same ( and some additional) information presented in more of a slide show format -- just google for the poe 's web site.To get technical, in the introduction the author discusses the differences between symbolic and sacred geometry, and says the book is mostly about symbolic.

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