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Harmonograph: A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music (Wooden Books)

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During the nineteenth century, a remarkable scientific instrument known as a harmonograph revealed the beautiful patterns found in music. Harmonograph is an introduction to the evolution of simple harmonic theory, from the discoveries of Pythagoras to diatonic tuning and equal temperament. Beautiful drawings show the octave as triangle, the fifth as pentagram; diagrams show the principles of harmonics, overtones, and the monochord. Anthony Ashton examines the phenomenon of resonance in Chladni patterns, describes how to build a harmonograph of your own, and provides tables of world tuning systems. This inspiring book will appeal to musicians, mathematicians, designers, and artists alike.

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"The fascinating, informative Wooden Books series blends ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. The books are thin, impeccably designed, and will stimulate more thinking and subsequent 'Eureka' moments than a dozen novels laced with narrative innovations and postmodern stylings." Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Book News Annotation:

Economist and journalist Ashton presents graphical representations of musical harmonies, mostly produced by the harmonograph, a simple scientific instrument invented in the 19th century, which he describes how to build. He explains insights that the pictures provide into the nature and possibilities of sound combinations. There is no index or bibliography. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A short, illustrated introduction to the evolution of simple harmonic theory.

Synopsis:

During the nineteenth century, a remarkable scientific instrument known as a harmonograph revealed the beautiful patterns found in music. Harmonograph is an introduction to the evolution of simple harmonic theory, from the discoveries of Pythagoras to diatonic tuning and equal temperament. Beautiful drawings show the octave as triangle, the fifth as pentagram; diagrams show the principles of harmonics, overtones, and the monochord. Anthony Ashton examines the phenomenon of resonance in Chladni patterns, describes how to build a harmonograph of your own, and provides tables of world tuning systems. This inspiring book will appeal to musicians, mathematicians, designers, and artists alike.

Synopsis:

Ashton presents a short, illustrated introduction to the evolution of simple harmonic theory. Illustrations.

About the Author

Anthony Ashton is an economist and journalist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802714091
Author:
Ashton, Anthony
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Scientific Instruments
Subject:
Acoustics & Sound
Subject:
Musicology
Subject:
Music theory
Subject:
Harmonographs
Subject:
Music -- Theory -- Mathematics.
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Acoustics
Subject:
Sound
Subject:
Applied
Subject:
Music-Science of Music
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Wooden Books
Series Volume:
150-490-675
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
6.77 x 5.98 x 0.45 in

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Product details 64 pages Walker & Company - English 9780802714091 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The fascinating, informative Wooden Books series blends ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. The books are thin, impeccably designed, and will stimulate more thinking and subsequent 'Eureka' moments than a dozen novels laced with narrative innovations and postmodern stylings."
"Synopsis" by , A short, illustrated introduction to the evolution of simple harmonic theory.
"Synopsis" by ,
During the nineteenth century, a remarkable scientific instrument known as a harmonograph revealed the beautiful patterns found in music. Harmonograph is an introduction to the evolution of simple harmonic theory, from the discoveries of Pythagoras to diatonic tuning and equal temperament. Beautiful drawings show the octave as triangle, the fifth as pentagram; diagrams show the principles of harmonics, overtones, and the monochord. Anthony Ashton examines the phenomenon of resonance in Chladni patterns, describes how to build a harmonograph of your own, and provides tables of world tuning systems. This inspiring book will appeal to musicians, mathematicians, designers, and artists alike.
"Synopsis" by , Ashton presents a short, illustrated introduction to the evolution of simple harmonic theory. Illustrations.
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