John Martineau interview – “Quadrivium – Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology” – #103

This episode is an interview with John Martineau titled “Quadrivium – Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology” and is being released on Monday, February 07, 2011. My interview with John was recorded on February 07, 2011.

Today we’ll be revisiting the Quadrivium, but this time with John Moniteau from Wooden Books, publisher of, amongst many books, the Quadrivium.

Architectural consultant and publisher, John has published more than 50 books on all subjects related to the modern sciences and ancient arts.

In this interview we’ll talk with John about how he got started, the ideas behind his work and future publications of Wooden Books.
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  2 comments for “John Martineau interview – “Quadrivium – Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology” – #103

  1. Nika
    February 22, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    John Martineau seemed to give very little information during this interview & on the whole it was disappointing.

    He didn’t appear to be knowledgable in any field Jan questioned him on & when answering or exploring questions it seemed his default response was “that’s interesting” or “that’s not my field of expertise”.

    Being someone learning about the quadrivium, I don’t feel this interview is a very good use of time into the study.

  2. Harold
    March 1, 2015 at 12:38 am

    I agree with Nika, however i very much enjoyed this interview. I learned some interesting things, and was motivated to order Martineau’s book.

    It is interesting too that Martineau publishes a book on the Quadrivium, yet does not have a strong opinion as to how the Trivium relates to the Quadrivium.

    I strongly disagree that the Trivium would not translate into all human languages universally. I think many people make a mistake in believing that the Trivium is largely about “communicating”. I think the Trivium is mainly about “thinking”, and secondarily about communicating. All people (no matter what culture and language) use grammar, logic, and rhetoric insofar as they are rational, thinking human beings.

    I found it worth the listen if you are not trying to get “all the answers” from this speaker.

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