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Monday, July 04, 2005


Fludd Ladder Posted by Picasa

Here is the picture of Robert Fludd's ladder used by Tiller as the basis for his sculpture. There's some sort of geometry made out there which I can't quite make out. I found it here at the JR Ritman Library (which I am going to spend a lot of time at over the next few weeks). It was in the book with rather grandiose title Utriusque cosmi maioris scilicet et minores metaphysica, physica atque technica historia.

3 Comments:

  • Nice explanation, and no, not at all preachy. I'd like to know more if you've a mind to carry on with the theme. Seems to me to be a ladder that might be worth walking under.

    By Anonymous Johnny the Horse, at 10:05 pm  

  • One of the best arguments for public art, it inspires thought at strange times in unexpected places. Very cool, thanks.

    By Blogger Peter (the other), at 3:26 am  

  • Thanks guys.

    I'll post some stuff from time to time including some stuff I saw in France at a few Cathedrals. They're big stone and glass books full of stories.

    By Blogger Johnno, at 8:24 pm  

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