That Divine Order: Music and the Visual Arts

    That Divine Order: Music and the Visual Arts

    from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

    Peter Vergo

    Phaidon 2005

    Hardback 288pp Illustrated 243x170mm

    9780714843513   Product Code: 21455

    Beginning with ancient Greek and Chinese interest in the 'divine' mathematical order of music, Vergo explains theories of harmonic proportion and the ways in which they have been considered as reflecting the order of the universe and human society. In particular he focuses on their relationship with the visual arts down the ages, considering how and why painters, sculptors and architects set out to emulate such order and used analogies with music to claim dignity and value for their work.

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