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That Divine Order: Music and the Visual Arts

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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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That Divine Order: Music and the Visual Arts

That Divine Order: Music and the Visual Arts

from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

Hardback288pp Illustrated243x170mm

9780714843513     Product Code: 221455

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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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