Emblems of the Mind

Filename: emblems-of-the-mind.pdf
ISBN: 0380727471
Release Date: 1996-08-01
Number of pages: 263
Author: Edward Rothstein
Publisher: Harper Perennial

Download and read online Emblems of the Mind in PDF and EPUB Unravels the mystery of the relationship between music and mathematics, discussing their differences and their surprising similarities--including their origins and historical links

Emblems of Mind

Filename: emblems-of-mind.pdf
ISBN: 0226729540
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 263
Author: Edward Rothstein

Download and read online Emblems of Mind in PDF and EPUB From Kepler and the music of the spheres to Einstein and his violin, wherever we turn music and mathematics seem to bear a strong relationship. Through exploring music and math from the Greeks to the present, the chief music critic for The New York Times seeks to unravel this intriguing mystery.

Hand and Mind

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ISBN: 0226561321
Release Date: 1992-08-15
Number of pages: 416
Author: David McNeill
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Download and read online Hand and Mind in PDF and EPUB Using data from more than ten years of research, David McNeill shows that gestures do not simply form a part of what is said and meant but have an impact on thought itself. Hand and Mind persuasively argues that because gestures directly transfer mental images to visible forms, conveying ideas that language cannot always express, we must examine language and gesture together to unveil the operations of the mind.

Religious Emblems

Filename: religious-emblems.pdf
ISBN: NYPL:33433068269350
Release Date: 1851
Number of pages: 318
Author: William Holmes

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Dialectics as Sport

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ISBN: 9781628942217
Release Date: 2016-09-11
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Author: Tom Donovan
Publisher: Algora Publishing

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The Mind of the Book

Filename: the-mind-of-the-book.pdf
ISBN: 9780198717669
Release Date: 2017-02-13
Number of pages: 176
Author: Alastair Fowler
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Mind of the Book in PDF and EPUB Alastair Fowler presents a fascinating study of title pages printed in England from the early modern period to the nineteenth century. He examines pictorial title pages in the context of the history of the book for the first time. The first part of The Mind of the Book explores the forerunner of the frontispiece in late antiquity, the use of frames and borders in title pages, portraits, printers' devices, emblematic title pages of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, especially attending to explanatory verses and arcane features such as chronograms, title pages as "memory prompts," and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century title-pages, tracing "the rejection of emblematic and symbolic features and the introduction of unadorned, unpictorial, title-pages." The second part of the book presents illustrations of sixteen significant title pages with commentaries, ranging from Chaucer's Works in 1532 through Bacon's Instauratio Magna in 1620, Dicken's The Mystery of Edwin Drood in 1870, and arriving back at Chaucer with Edward Burnes-Jones's illustrated title page for the Works of 1896.

Absolute Music

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ISBN: 9780199384723
Release Date: 2014-05-09
Number of pages: 400
Author: Mark Evan Bonds
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Absolute Music in PDF and EPUB What is music, and why does it move us? From Pythagoras to the present, writers have struggled to isolate the essence of "pure" or "absolute" music in ways that also account for its profound effect. In Absolute Music: The History of an Idea, Mark Evan Bonds traces the history of these efforts across more than two millennia, paying special attention to the relationship between music's essence and its qualities of form, expression, beauty, autonomy, as well as its perceived capacity to disclose philosophical truths. The core of this book focuses on the period between 1850 and 1945. Although the idea of pure music is as old as antiquity, the term "absolute music" is itself relatively recent. It was Richard Wagner who coined the term, in 1846, and he used it as a pejorative in his efforts to expose the limitations of purely instrumental music. For Wagner, music that was "absolute" was isolated, detached from the world, sterile. His contemporary, the Viennese critic Eduard Hanslick, embraced this quality of isolation as a guarantor of purity. Only pure, absolute music, he argued, could realize the highest potential of the art. Bonds reveals how and why perceptions of absolute music changed so radically between the 1850s and 1920s. When it first appeared, "absolute music" was a new term applied to old music, but by the early decades of the twentieth century, it had become-paradoxically--an old term associated with the new music of modernists like Schoenberg and Stravinsky. Bonds argues that the key developments in this shift lay not in discourse about music but rather the visual arts. The growing prestige of abstraction and form in painting at the turn of the twentieth century-line and color, as opposed to object-helped move the idea of purely abstract, absolute music to the cutting edge of musical modernism. By carefully tracing the evolution of absolute music from Ancient Greece through the Middle Ages to the twentieth-century, Bonds not only provides the first comprehensive history of this pivotal concept but also provokes new thoughts on the essence of music and how essence has been used to explain music's effect. A long awaited book from one of the most respected senior scholars in the field, Absolute Music will be essential reading for anyone interested in the history, theory, and aesthetics of music.

Language Culture and Mind

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ISBN: 9781139486262
Release Date: 2010-02-18
Number of pages:
Author: Paul Kockelman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Language Culture and Mind in PDF and EPUB Based on fieldwork carried out in a Mayan village in Guatemala, this book examines local understandings of mind through the lens of language and culture. It focuses on a variety of grammatical structures and discursive practices through which mental states are encoded and social relations are expressed: inalienable possessions, such as body parts and kinship terms; interjections, such as 'ouch' and 'yuck'; complement-taking predicates, such as 'believe' and 'desire'; and grammatical categories such as mood, status and evidentiality. And, more generally, it develops a theoretical framework through which both community-specific and human-general features of mind may be contrasted and compared. It will be of interest to researchers and students working within the disciplines of anthropology, linguistics, psychology, and philosophy.

New Cyclop dia of Prose Illustrations Embracing allegories analogies anecdotes aphorisms emblems fables legends metaphors parables quotations similes biblical types and figures etc

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:0315300188
Release Date: 1877
Number of pages:
Author: Elon Foster

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Filename: emblems.pdf
ISBN: OXFORD:600076129
Release Date: 1869
Number of pages: 99
Author: Leo Hartley Grindon

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Living Emblems

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ISBN: 9780979451416
Release Date: 2007-01-22
Number of pages: 160
Author: John D. Garr
Publisher: Golden Key Press

Download and read online Living Emblems in PDF and EPUB Biblical symbols were designed by God and by his people Israel to emphasize divine truths and to call believers to remembrance of responsibilities to worship and honor their Creator. Unfortunately, most Christians have been robbed of this insight by the historical church's separation from the Jewish people. Restoring Christianity's Hebraic foundations is essential for equipping believers with enriched understanding of the roots of their faith. Recognizing the historical and spiritual truths represented by the symbols of the Hebrew Scriptures is a profound means of underscoring the truth of Christianity's Jewish connection. Living Emblems: Ancient Symbols of Faith presents these vivid images of a rich biblically Hebraic tradition: The Shofar: A Trumpet in Zion; The Menorah: God's Lamp, Man's Light; The Mezuzah: A Sign at the Door; The Kiddush Cup: The Cup of Blessing. You'll be enriched as Living Emblems deeps your understanding of Jesus by revealing profound truths about his life and ministry through the powerful images reflected in the ancient symbols of biblical faith.