Arabesque Quotes (1 quote)
It has just occurred to me to ask if you are familiar with Lissajous experiments. I know nothing about them except what I found in Flammarions great Astronomie Populaire. One extraordinary chapter on numbers gives diagrams of the vibrations of harmonicsshowing their singular relation to the geometrical designs of crystal-formation;and the chapter is aptly closed by the Pythagorian quotation: Ἀεὶ ὁ θεὸς ὁ μέγας γεωμετρεῖGod geometrizes everywhere. I should imagine that the geometry of a fine opera wouldwere the vibrations outlined in similar fashionoffer a network of designs which for intricate beauty would double discount the arabesque of the Alhambra.