Emblems of Mind: The Inner Life of Music and Mathematics
The chief music critic of The New York Times explores the mysterious relationship between music and mathematics, detailing their common origins, their historical interconnections, and the similarities in their stated goals. 20,000 first printing.
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Unlike mathematics, music seems useless. A world without music would still
provide food and clothing and shelter and uncounted luxuries; aside from the
absence of such awkward and mechanically tortured contraptions as the piano
and the ...
To review Kant: beauty makes it appear as if the object we are gazing at were
perfectly adapted to our understanding, as if there were some unexpected
harmony between the mind of the observer and the object being observed.
Beauty seems ...
The prelude seems to be subjective, internal, tentative. It does not invite us into
an objective, external, forthright coherence. To a certain extent, as all its
commentators have made clear, it overwhelms our attempts to make complete
sense of it; ...
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EMBLEMS OF MIND: The Inner Life of Music and MathematicsUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A thoughtful exploration of the ``deep structure'' similarities between the intellectual graces of music and mathematics. Now chief music critic for the New York Times, Rothstein was trained as a ... Read full review
Emblems of mind: the inner life of music and mathematicsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Rothstein, who is both a mathematician and a musician, is currently the chief music critic for the New York Times. In moving back and forth between the worlds of music and mathematics, he has ... Read full review
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