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By Barbara Kenda

Written by means of students of foreign stature, Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance structure provides experiences of Renaissance pneumatology exploring the connection among structure and the disciplines of paintings and technology. one of many precept pursuits of Renaissance architects was once to enhance the powers of pneuma on the way to foster the artwork of future health. valuable to the research of pneumatic structure are six Italian villas hooked up jointly by means of a ventilating approach of caves and tunnels, together with Eolia, within which Trento tested an educational circle of students that integrated Palladio, Tazzo and Ruzzante. identifying up on present curiosity in environmental matters, Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance structure reintroduces Renaissance views at the key relationships in environmental concerns among structure and paintings and technological know-how. This superbly illustrated and unparalleled learn will light up the stories of any structure or Renaissance student or pupil.

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21 Chapter 2 Chasma gês Delphic pneuma and the cult of Asklepios Richard M Economakis When entertaining the notion of pneuma, that ambiguous Greek word meaning physical breath or divine Spirit, one is led reflexively to ponder that most ancient and mysterious essence that was at once material and godly, the Delphic pneuma, which inspired the priestess Pythia in delivering the god Apollo’s prophecies at his great oracular temple on the foothills of Mount Parnassus. While often deliberately vague (in some instances famously),1 the mantic pronouncements that issued from the shrine of “far-shooting Phoebus” were interpreted as ultimate, god-given truth.

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