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A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science 37345th Edition
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Mr. Schneider gets into the Platonic Solids, explains the golden section and its use in architecture and nature, shows the regularity in nature and a lot more. This is a very educational book that covers a lot of ground, and does so in an entertaining way.
What I really like about the book is the author's ability to bring geometry to life. There are many diagrams, drawings and pictures which make it easy to follow the text.
The book is written for the layman, not the mathematician. If you are looking for a more rigorous introduction to geometry, try reading H.M.S. Coxeter (if you can!).
This book would be a nice companion to "The Power of Limits" by Doczi, 'The Geometry of Art and Life" by Ghyka, and "The Divine Proportion" by Huntley.
If I had to recommend only one book about geometry for the average reader, this book would be my first choice.
The numbers 1-10 (&12) are the key to the code of nature's designs, and are the basis of an ancient symbolic language used to design the arts, crafts & architecture worldwide.
Each of 10 chapters looks at that number & its related shapes, as they appear in nature's beautiful forms, in art, in symbolism, and as archetypes of our own spiritual nature.
Shapes are the characters of the alphabet in which the Book of Nature is written, and this is a "math" book with no math (the kind of cold "math" we were shown in school, anyway). Some people call it "sacred geometry".
This book will save you years of research, and show you how to appreciate the shapes of nature as a symbolic language familiar to our deepest self. Every shape has a "meaning" and this book shows you what they are. Reviews (Parabola Journal Winter 95, New Age Journal 8/95, etc, all remark how "accessible" it is.
I hope you enjoy it. If you read it, write me, if you like.
Michael S. Schneider
This book is by no means for math majors only; even math dummies like this reviewer will find themselves totally caught up. Art and design students especially will appreciate the almost infinite variety of possible designs suggested within each primary number and the basic shapes (circle, square and triangle). Schneider also shows how, with a compass, pencil and straightedge, one can construct one's own symbolic universe.
I came away from this book not only enlightened on the subject of symbolic math, but blown away by the relationship between geometry and religion. Because reading this book makes one realize that the universe is not random, as we see it within our limited scope, but has a definite function and order, and perhaps only the God who created it according to His plan can see it whole.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Magnificent presentation of a subject virtually untouched by modern scholarship. Fortunately this book is written in a very user-friendly way - not an intellectual hodge-podge... Read morePublished 17 days ago by John R. Deecken
interesting and educational, this was a book i wish i would have read early on in my life it is a true guide to are universe,enjoyPublished 1 month ago by george allen ward jr
This is a great book. I read it a few years ago. It is even better the second time around. I'm finding so much symbolism.Published 3 months ago by Margaret Mcfarland
I have received more joy and fascination from reading this book than I ever expected. Every chapter has incredible amounts of information that can be transformed into amazing... Read morePublished 4 months ago by musicmuse
Five years ago I learned about the Enneagram from the point of view of the hidden "meaning" of numbers embedded in our cultures. Read morePublished 5 months ago by bonjour benjamin