About the art of measurement

All art is matter, form and measurement
Matthias Roriczer

All that Nature has arranged systematically in the universe seems, in the parts and in the whole, to have been determined and ordered in accordance with number, by the foresight and thought of the one who created all things.

Nichomachus of Gerasa

"Work the monochord!" – a philosopher's word of advice…

Theoreticians and practicians alike testify to the importance in the past of the numbers (i.e. whole numbers) they associate with a certain art of measurement. But the Pythagorean/Platonic foundations of this harmony of principle between the liberal and mechanical arts now seem thoroughly opaque.

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