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I am every day more and more convinced of the Truth of Pythagoras’s Saying, that Nature is sure to act consistently, and with a constant Analogy in all her Operations: From whence I conclude that the same Numbers, by means of which the Agreement of Sounds affects our Ears with Delight, are the very same which please our Eyes and Mind. 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 compleat.—Leon Battista Alberti (1407–1472), De Re Aedificatoria
Springer US
Publication date: 
23 Nov 2020

Julyan HE Cartwright, Diego L González, Oreste Piro

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Pages: 1-15
The Mathematical Intelligencer