NECESSARY reading for anyone interested in symmetry amongst subjects -- math, philosophy, physics, music
shows the aesthetic beauty & symmetry in all things, it's quite amazingly profound as well.
This book was great!! It links together the mathematics of Kurt Gödel, the art of M. C. Escher, and the music of J S Bach in an "Eternal golden braid," following themes of formal logic, self-reference, and paradox in math, art, and music. It has a lot of information on computers and artificial intelligence, which is interesting, although it happens to be 36 years old.
I would say Godel Escher Bach is the #2 wisest book I have read (second only to Winnie the Pooh), and I would recommend it to anyone with a love of math and art who is ready for a very large and fairly difficult book.
A pithy, and for me, challenging read that's well worth the time. If you like patterns, puzzles, and perplexity this book may be for you.
An esoteric and lovely meditation on human thought, creativity and the meaning of self. Love the way this book combines art, music, math, and cognitive science told through clever and witty language.
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