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- 1. HARMONY & PROPORTION ANCIENT GREEK AESTHETICS
- 2. " Man is the Measure of all Things ." Protagoras Click for Vitruvian Man interview
- 3. Influenced by the Greeks, the Ancient Roman architect VITRUVIUS wrote that in the human body:
- 4. Influenced by the Greeks, the Ancient Roman architect VITRUVIUS wrote that in the human body: a palm is the width of four fingers a foot is the width of four palms a cubit is the width of six palms a man's height is four cubits (and thus 24 palms) a pace is four cubits the length of a man's outspread arms is equal to his height the distance from the hairline to the bottom of the chin is one-tenth of a man's height the distance from the top of the head to the bottom of the chin is one-eighth of a man's height the distance from the hairline to the top of the breast is one-seventh of a man's height the distance from the top of the head to the nipples is one-fourth of a man's height the maximum width of the shoulders is one-fourth of a man's height the distance from the elbow to the tip of the hand is one-fifth of a man's height the distance from the elbow to the armpit is one-eight of a man's height the length of the hand is one-tenth of a man's height the distance from the bottom of the chin to the nose is one-third of the length of the face the distance from the hairline to the eyebrows is one-third of the length of the face the length of the ear is one-third of the length of the face
- 5. 6:1 Proportion
- 6. One Foot Six Feet
- 7. Six Feet Twelve Feet Two Feet
- 8. Doric Order
- 9. 8:1 Proportion
- 11. Corinthian Order
- 12. Corinthian Style: Temple to the goddess Nike
- 13. Temple to the Corporate god, Nike Post-Modern Consumer Style
- 14. Temple of Apollo at Corinth Earliest Surviving Doric Structure
- 15. The Oracle at Delphi Northeast of Corinth
- 16. What did Bodhi Tree say upon attaining enlightenment and realizing he was merely a green, fruit-bearing sphere atop a brown, bark-covered cylinder?
- 17. Ge-om-e-try What did Bodhi Tree say upon attaining enlightenment and realizing he was merely a green, fruit-bearing sphere atop a brown, bark-covered cylinder?
- 18. Ge-om-e-try
- 19. GEE, I’m a tree!
- 20. “ Beauty is Truth and Truth Beauty, That is All Ye Know on Earth and All Ye Need to Know.” Keats The Greeks perfected the use of Geometry
- 21. The Greeks wished to maintain ideal proportions when building any room or like structure from the ground up.
- 22. “ Beauty is Truth and Truth Beauty, That is All Ye Know on Earth and All Ye Need to Know.” Keats The Golden Rectangle
- 23. “ Beauty is Truth and Truth Beauty, That is All Ye Know on Earth and All Ye Need to Know.” Keats Q: Given a flat rectangle,
- 24. “ Beauty is Truth and Truth Beauty, That is All Ye Know on Earth and All Ye Need to Know.” Keats what is its most aesthetically pleasing height?
- 25. “ Beauty is Truth and Truth Beauty, That is All Ye Know on Earth and All Ye Need to Know.” Keats What Does that “ MEAN” ?
- 26. The arithmetic mean occurs when the length of the sides of a square whose PERIMETER is the same as the rectangle. ( L + W ) / 2 ( 12 + 6 ) / 2 = 9 9 exceeds 6 by 3, which is the same amount by which 12 exceeds 9. LOGIC
- 27. The geometric mean is the nth root of the product of the variables (sides). Here n = 2. The arithmetic mean occurs when the length of the sides of a square* whose AREA is the same as the rectangle. 9 X 4 = 36 The square root of 36 is 6 * 6 x 6
- 28. The harmonic mean is the number of variables (sides) divided by the sum of each side’s reciprocal. Here n=2 and the sides are 12 and 6. 1/12 + 1/6 = 3/12, or ¼. 2 divided by ¼ equals 8
- 29. LOGIC Physical Harmony
- 30. Leon Battista Alberti, Florentine Architect (1407-1472) "We shall therefore borrow all our Rules for the Finishing our Proportions, from the MUSICIANS, who are the greatest Masters of this Sort of Numbers, and from those Things wherein Nature shows herself most excellent and complete."
- 31. Music, Numbers and the Universe ? "Seek truth and beauty together; you will never find them apart." Pythagoras of Samos
- 32. “ Beauty is Truth and Truth Beauty, That is All Ye Know on Earth and All Ye Need to Know.” Keats Big Idea: Mathematics is the language of nature. LOGIC
- 33. Music’s Rhythm is based on Mathematical Fractions
- 34. SUBDIVISIONS
- 35. SUBDIVISIONS OF THE WHOLE
- 36. FRACTIONS of FRACTIONS
- 37. J.S. Bach’s Little Fugue in G minor Bach 1685-1750 Baroque Period
- 38. SUPERIMPOSED, RECURSIVE RHYTHMS Bach 1685-1750 Baroque Period RECURSIVE Rhythm
- 39. SUPERIMPOSED MIRRORED MOTIFS IN ART Bach 1685-1750 Baroque Period M.C. Escher (1898 - 1972) Modern Period Recursion in Art Recursion in Art Recursion in Art
- 40. THEME & VARIATION IN MUSIC LOGIC AESTHETICS
- 41. Fifth Symphony Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827 Classical Period
- 42. Fifth Symphony Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827 Classical Period
- 43. Fifth Symphony Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827 Classical Period
- 44. Fifth Symphony Ludwig Van Beethoven 1770-1827 Classical Period
- 45. Fifth Symphony Ludwig Van Beethoven 1770-1827 Classical Period
- 46. Fifth Symphony Ludwig Van Beethoven 1770-1827 Classical Period
- 47. Fifth Symphony Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827 Classical Period
- 48. Mathematics is ALSO the language of HARMONY & PITCH
- 50. Diatonic Scale (Ionian Mode)
- 51. Diatonic Scale (Ionian Mode)
- 54. Q: What is the scientific symbol for Wavelength ?
- 55. Hint: It’s the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet … Daaah.
- 56. lamb-da
- 60. Concert A=440 means that the universally agreed upon standard for the tone of “A” is 440 Hertz, or 440 cycles (vibrations) per second .
- 61. Each tone can be subdivided into 100ths to ensure an almost perfect match.
- 62. Q: Why is it so easy to understand how a Chromatic tuner works? Hint
- 63. BECAUSE IT MAKES CENTS !
- 64. Q: Why might a chromatic tuner also be useful in diagnosing pain?
- 65. BECAUSE IT KNOWS ALL YOUR HERTZ !
- 66. Semitone (Half-step or Minor Second)
- 67. Wholetone (Whole-step or Major Second)
- 68. Diapason (Octave)
- 69. Diapason (Octave)
- 71. Diatonic Scale H W W W H W W Step 256:243 9:8 9:8 9:8 256:243 9:8 9:8 Intra-Ratio A to B 243:128 G to A 27:16 E to F 4:3 F to G 3:2 B to C D to E C to D Tone 2:1 81:64 9:8 1:1 Tonic
- 72. 1:2 RATIO Octave
- 73. 2:3 RATIO Perfect Fifth
- 74. 2:3 RATIO Perfect Fifth
- 75. 3:4 RATIO Perfect Fourth
- 76. 3:4 RATIO Perfect Fourth
- 77. SACRED CONSONANCE
- 78. But what about all of those black notes in between?
- 79. Filling in the Gaps
- 80. Filling in the Gaps The harmonic mean is the number of variables (notes) divided by the sum of each side’s reciprocal. Here n=2 and the sides are 12 and 6. TASK: Calculate the harmonic mean for the numbers 1 and 2…
- 81. Filling in the Gaps The harmonic mean is the number of variables (notes) divided by the sum of each side’s reciprocal. Here n=2 and the sides are 12 and 6. ANSWER: For 1 and 2… 1/1 + 1/2 = 3/2 . 2 divided by 3/2 equals 4/3
- 82. Filling in the Gaps
- 84. HARMONY Is PERFECTION… Pythagoras of Samos
- 85. And since harmony is reducible to number, perfection is likewise reducible to number . The universe is harmonious, so it follows that the universe as a whole can be explained in terms of number . Pythagoras of Samos LOGIC
- 86. I perfected the logical syllogism as a method for discovering TRUTH . Aristotle says, AGAIN…
- 87. A P O L L O God of Truth and Music
- 88. Goddess of Harmony and Concord www.aris-titanium.com/.../ hirez/harmonia.jpg
- 89. The Role of Greek Music
- 90. Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati Sacred Fragments
- 93. Q : Which ancient Greek philosopher took Pythagoras’ theory of the universe and “shaped” it further?
- 94. Q : Which ancient Greek philosopher took Pythagoras’ theory of the universe and “shaped” it further? HINT : He expanded the scale of the musical scale AND the scale of the universe. PLAY
- 95. PLATO’S CONTRIBUTION PYTHAGORAS’ CONTRIBUTION
- 96. Plato, through Timaeus, reasoned in reverse stating that the creator made the world soul out of various ingredients, and formed it into a long strip… The strip was then marked out into intervals… Plato
- 97. “ First [the creator] took one portion from the strip (1st unit) and next a portion double the first (2nd unit) a third portion half again as much as the second (3rd unit) the fourth portion double the second (4th unit) the fifth three times the third (9th unit) the sixth eight times the first (8th unit) and the seventh 27 times the first (27th unit) ” They give the seven integers; 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 27. These contain the monad, source of all numbers, the first even and first odd, and their squares and cubes. Plato LAMBDA
- 98. Plato METAPHYSICS
- 99. The Universe is One Big …
- 100. Beauty Truth Truth Beauty LETTER ?
- 101. Beauty Truth Truth Beauty CHIASMUS
- 102. Plato
- 103. Armillary Sphere Celestial Circles Plato
- 104. Beauty Truth Truth Beauty Tangible Beauty (in the circle of the different) is a Representation of Intangible Truth (in the circle of the Same).
- 106. If you know BEAUTY , you know TRUTH . If you know TRUTH , you can begin to understand life’s profound mysteries .
- 107. And THAT’S Why I’m So Darned Important in the Grand Scheme of Things! Art Says…
- 108. Music of the Spheres
- 109. LAMBDA They give the seven integers; 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 27. These contain the monad, source of all numbers, the first even and first odd, and their squares and cubes.
- 110. But my system wasn’t exactly perfect… Pythagoras of Samos
- 111. But first, let’s C who knows what the word ENHARMONIC means. HINT: If you answer correctly, you must really B#.
- 112. And the award goes to… THE WITH B Sharps
- 113. Allusion Trivia Following their final live performance atop a rooftop in 1969, which band’s musician quipped, “ I'd like to say thank you very much on behalf of the group and myself and I hope we passed the audition” ?
- 114. It was THE JOHN LENNON BEATLES
- 115. ENHARMONIC TONES
- 118. Minute shift
- 119. Superimposed shift
- 120. Order in Chaos Or Chaos in Order ?
- 121. STYLE ALERT! Order Chaos Chaos Order
- 122. CHIASMUS Order Chaos Chaos Order
- 123. by Lorreen Pelletier
- 124. by Lorreen Pelletier Not to be confused with…
- 125. by Lorreen Pelletier A more primal equation…
- 126. by Lorreen Pelletier
- 127. by Lorreen Pelletier in sky apple a la mode cherry or humble shoo fly pie mulberry mud or pumpkin chocolate pecan oh ruin your appetite by Lorreen Pelletier Pie. I like a peach blueberry or banana cream and lemon meringue raspberry rhubarb mincemeat pie
- 128. Poe, E. Near a Raven Midnights so dreary, tired and weary. Silently pondering volumes extolling all by-now obsolete lore. During my rather long nap - the weirdest tap! An ominous vibrating sound disturbing my chamber's antedoor . "This", I whispered quietly, "I ignore". Perfectly, the intellect remembers: the ghostly fires, a glittering ember . Inflamed by lightning's outbursts, windows cast penumbras upon this floor. Sorrowful, as one mistreated, unhappy thoughts I heeded : That inimitable lesson in elegance - Lenore - Is delighting, exciting...nevermore . Ominously, curtains parted (my serenity outsmarted), And fear overcame my being - the fear of "forevermore". Fearful foreboding abided, selfish sentiment confided, As I said, "Methinks mysterious traveler knocks afore. A man is visiting, of age threescore."
- 129. Simpler Pi Poems Did I tell a witty wisecrack? (3.14159) Yes, I love a green grassland. (3.14159) Boy, I want a glass half-full of Sprite. (3.1415926) From Paul’s Page of Pi: http://www.escape.com/~paulg53/math/pi/poems.html
- 130. Poetry of Your Own Okay, Now Try Some Pi…
- 131. 3. 1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751 05820974944 592307816406286208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647 093844609550582231725359408128481117450284102701938521105559 644622948954930381964428810975665933446128475648233786783165 271201909145648566923460348610454326648213393607260249141273 724587006606315588174881520920962829254091715364367892590360 011330530548820466521384146951941511609433057270365759591953 092186117381932611793105118548074462379962749567351885752724 891227938183011949129833673362440656643086021394946395224737 190702179860943702770539217176293176752384674818467669405132 000568127145263560827785771342757789609173637178721468440901 224953430146549585371050792279689258923542019956112129021960 864034418159813629774771309960518707211349999998372978049951 059731732816096318595024459455346908302642522308253344685035 261931188171010003137838752886587533208381420617177669147303 598253490428755468731159562863882353787593751957781857780532 171226806613001927876611195909216420198938095257201065485863 278865936153381827968230301952035301852968995773622599413891 249721775283479131515574857242454150695950829533116861727855 889075098381754637464939319255060400927701671139009848824012 858361603563707660104710181942955596198946767837449448255379
- 132. Robert Fludd: Utriusque Cosmi Maioris scilicet et Minoris Metaphysica Physica Atque Technica Historia, pub.1617.
- 134. LAMBDA
- 135. A P O L L O God of Truth and Music
- 136. A THOUSAND YEARS of Greek Arete
- 137. A THOUSAND YEARS of Greek Arete
- 138. A THOUSAND YEARS of Greek Arete
- 140. David’s Death of Socrates: Neoclassical Period (1787)
- 141. The only true wisdom consists in knowing that you know nothing. SOCRATES
- 142. Socrates
- 143. So-crates, dude The only true wisdom consists in knowing that you know nothing. Bill & Ted
- 144. Socrates
- 145. Socrates
- 146. Plato Socrates
- 147. Plato Socrates
- 148. Aristotle Plato Socrates
- 149. Aristotle Plato
- 150. Plato
- 151. Plato “ Let No Man Destitute of Geometry Enter My Doors.”
- 152. POINT LINE PLANE SOLID SQUARES CUBES 1 st even & odd
- 153. Celestial Circles Armillary Sphere Turner, Gerard. Antique Scientific Instruments. Dorset: Blandford
- 154. Plato All sense experience is faulty & transient.
- 155. Plato Thus, the truth can be found by looking beyond nature. EPISTEMOLOGY
- 156. Plato Horse vs. Horseness: Theory of Forms
- 157. Plato
- 158. Diagram of Plato’s The Allegory of the Cave
- 159. Aristotle No matter without form; no form without matter.
- 160. Aristotle’s Poetics
- 161. Aristotle The truth can be found by analyzing nature (breaking in to parts).
- 162. … so the hotdog guy makes the hotdog with everything on it. The monk exchanges a $20 for the hotdog and waits for his change. When no change is forthcoming, the monk asks, "Hey, where's my change?" The hotdog guy replies, "Change must come from within."
- 163. "Hey, where's my change?"
- 164. … and the hotdog guy replies… Hey, where's my change?" The hotdog guy replies, "Change must come from within."
- 165. “ Sorry, but you should already know… Change comes from within."
- 166. Aristotle BIG IDEA : “Moral virtue is a state of character lying in a mean between two extremes . ” ETHICS
- 167. Aristotle’s GOLDEN MEAN ACTION Deficiency Goodness/Mean Excess Fear cowardice courage rashness/foolhardy Drinking/Eating insensible temperate self-indulgent Truth telling modesty/ truthful self-deprecation Lending $$ stingy liberality prodigality Amusement boring ready wit buffoonery “ Moral virtue is a state of character lying in a mean between two extremes . ”
- 168. the GOLDEN MEAN & PHI
- 169. the GOLDEN RECTANGLE
- 170. GOLDEN SECTION Standard sized credit cards are 54mm x 86mm, creating a ratio of 0.628, less than a millimeter from a perfect golden section of 0.618. http://goldennumber.net/classic/fibonser.htm
- 171. the Fibonacci Series 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, . . http://goldennumber.net/classic/fibonser.htm
- 172. GOLDEN SECTION: PHI Starting with 0 and 1, each new number in the series is simply the sum of the two before it. 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, . . . The ratio of each successive pair of numbers in the series approximates phi (1.618. . .) , as 5 divided by 3 is 1.666..., and 8 divided by 5 is 1.60. The ratios of the successive numbers in the Fibonacci series quickly converge on Phi or Φ. After the 40th number in the series, the ratio is accurate to 15 decimal places. 1.618033988749895 . . . http://goldennumber.net/classic/fibonser.htm
- 173. the GOLDEN MEAN Musical scales are based on Fibonacci numbers The Fibonacci series appears in the foundation of aspects of art, beauty and life. Even music has a foundation in the series, as: There are 13 notes in the span of any note through its octave. A scale is comprised of 8 notes, of which the 5th and 3rd notes create the basic foundation of all chords, and are based on whole tone which is 2 steps from the root tone, that is the 1st note of the scale. Note too how the piano keyboard scale of C to C above of 13 keys has 8 white keys and 5 black keys, split into groups of 3 and 2. http://goldennumber.net/classic/fibonser.htm
- 174. the GOLDEN MEAN
- 175. the GOLDEN MEAN The Fibonacci series appears in the foundation of aspects of art, beauty and life. Even music has a foundation in the series, as: There are 13 notes in the span of any note through its octave. A scale is comprised of 8 notes, of which the 5th and 3rd notes create the basic foundation of all chords, and are based on whole tone which is 2 steps from the root tone, that is the 1st note of the scale.
- 176. the GOLDEN MEAN AESTHETICS
- 177. the GOLDEN MEAN Later applications of
- 178. GOLDEN RECTANGLE The
- 179. the GOLDEN MEAN Later applications of
- 180. the GOLDEN RECTANGLE
- 181. The Golden Rectangle
- 182. The Golden Rectangle
- 183. The Golden Rectangle
- 184. The Golden Rectangle
- 185. The Golden Rectangle
- 186. The Golden Rectangle
- 187. The Golden Rectangle
- 188. The Golden Rectangle “ Moral virtue is a state of character lying in a mean between two extremes . ”
- 189. Inherent in Perfection is the UNATTAINABLE “ Moral virtue is a state of character lying in a mean between two extremes . ”
- 190. The Spiral of Fifths
- 194. "My new Hypothesis: If we're built from Spirals while living in a giant Spiral, then is it possible that everything we put our hands to is infused with the Spiral?" -- Max Cohen in the motion picture PI
- 196. “ Beauty is Truth and Truth Beauty, That is All Ye Know on Earth and All Ye Need to Know.” Keats The Golden Rectangle
- 197. “ Beauty is Truth and Truth Beauty, That is All Ye Know on Earth and All Ye Need to Know.” Keats The Golden Rectangle
- 198. Now here’s real a “ PARADOX ”…
- 199. But first, a real “ Pair o’ Docks”…
- 200. “ Beauty is Truth and Truth Beauty, That is All Ye Know on Earth and All Ye Need to Know.” Keats What is the difference between…
- 201. “ Beauty is Truth and Truth Beauty, That is All Ye Know on Earth and All Ye Need to Know.” Keats What is the difference between… the truth and
- 202. “ Beauty is Truth and Truth Beauty, That is All Ye Know on Earth and All Ye Need to Know.” Keats What is the difference between… the truth and T ruth ?
- 203. The eternal paradox of literature: Art always tells the Truth
- 204. John Malkovich as himself in Being John Malkovich 1999 The eternal paradox of literature: Art always tells the Truth even when it’s lying.
- 205. The eternal paradox of literature: What’s T rue need not be true.
- 206. The eternal paradox of literature: Although a story is fictional… Its THEME is always True.
- 207. THEME equals Truth EPISTEMOLOGY
- 208. When reading literature… Art Says…
- 209. Truth doesn’t come easily. Art Says…
- 210. Using your powers of inference… Art Says…
- 211. … you have to “urn” it. Art Says…
- 212. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. Thomas Paine Says… (1737-1809) Writer and Revolutionary
- 213. Authors rarely come right out and TELL you the story’s THEME.
- 214. Art Says… By imagining, struggling, sympathizing, as we read, we make the life lesson more personally meaningful .
- 215. AND more memorable. Art Says…

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