Harmonices Mundi (Johannes Kepler)

50,00

Early bird. Retail price will be 60€

This item will be released on April 24, 2020.

Description



Whether or not you deem yourself a science enthusiast, all of us have heard the names Copernicus, Kepler (or Galileo at least). Scientists. All who changed the way we see the universe – they changed how one understood humanity.

Discovering the History of Astronomy – Scientists who changed the way we see the Universe’, is a six book collection starting with Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler and Galileo. All books will be translated into English.

We are creating a ‘galaxy’ of books – each one inspired by a different planet. With that metaphor in mind – special printing techniques have been applied to the cover of each book to reflect the planet they represent and create an experience for the reader, as they discover the title of each book.

 

Harmonices Mundi

In Harmonices Mundi (1619) Kepler tries to explain the planetary movements based on a geometric model of proportions between different polyhedra, relating these with musical scales. Kepler explained in this work his theory that each planet produces a musical tone during its revolutionary movement around the Sun and that the frequency of the tone varies with the angular velocity of the planets. According to Kepler, the planets produce constant musical notes.

The ‘musical’ theory was discarded, but gave us a beautiful book with illustrated musical notes and more importantly, the first formulation of the third-law of planetary movement.

We linked Harmonices Mundi to Mars. Since Mars is the red planet, we use a red paper with abundance, which simulates the craters of the planet.