Divine Geometry (La divina geometría)

Divine Geometry (La divina geometría)

Essay | La Esfera de los Libros, 2008 | 350 pages

What is the sense of numbers? What does the golden ratio consist of? And number Phi? And the “Fibonacci sequences”? What are the origins of the music scales? What knowledge is hidden in the construction of the Egyptian pyramids, of the Greek temples or the Christian basilicas? What does Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Vitruvian Man” symbolize?

What do musicians, mathematicians, architects, painters, designers, engineers, biologists, philologists, geologists, priests and mystical theologists have in common? The answer is, whether they themselves know it or not, that they are all geometricians.

In a world like ours, where knowledge is excessively divided and specialised, the integrating capacity granted by geometry is the best alternative to achieve a unique and true universal understanding. Reality is in itself geometric, and unravelling its mystery will enable us to comprehend the order that rules in our universe.

Jaime Buhigas initiates us in a simple and charming way in Divine Geometry, and helps us find answers to all these fascinating historical questions and enigmas. “Don’t enter if you don’t know geometry” read a notice at Plato’s School door. In order to enter this book it is not necessary to have any previous knowledge.  The wish to learn is enough.

 

Published by: Spanish worldwide: La Esfera de los Libros

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