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Is everything chaos and chance, or is there order, harmony, and proportion in human life, nature, and the finest art? Can one find a natural aesthetic that. Matila Ghyka Prince Matila Costiescu Ghyka, KCVO, M.C. (Romanian pronunciation: ; born Matila Costiescu; 13 September – 14 July ), was a. Prince Matila Costiesco Ghyka () was a Romanian mathematician, historian, philosopher, and diplomat, who served as the Plenipotentiary Minister in.

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Skip to main content. Log In Sign Up. While Ghyka is secretly unfolding this repetitive, enchanting pattern, his Ulysse comes to the fore not as voice of confession but as a voice of a trained memory and trained will.

Who or, better, what is Matila Ghyka? One of the most fascinating figures of the Romanian diaspora is, by far, Prince Matila Ghyka.

Because they are stamped by half-breeding and incomplete information, I will quit for now these family intricacies and turn to a more meaningful way of formulating fhyka hypothesis of my research. I will not try to follow an individual, but rather an objectified person.

Something like a mannequin. Who Matila Ghyka was is of lesser importance than what or how Matila Ghyka was.

In a nutshell, mass is something that a body leaves behind after its movement in space, when the distance has been already covered. In the same fashion, a body, matter in general, represents the expression paradoxically, full and fulfilled of something that is not simultaneous with that body and with that matter, of something that is already producing other bodies and matter somewhere else. In this frame of thought, the serialization of distances, thus the life-style ghgka a tireless traveler, should have sounded for Matila Ghyka as a good method of dematerializing his own embodied consciousness.

Subsequently, his chase for happiness does not emerge from an ideal of completeness, according to the aforementioned Renaissance paradigm.

I am sure that Matila Ghyka did not look for a materialized design of personality, based on the complementarity of talents and on their full actualization. On the contrary, his sensibility directed him towards the philosophical ground of mathematical series: The concept might come from Plato or from Wittgenstein Moyal- Sharrock; Agamben Ghyka does not mention it in this fashion but he repeatedly reflects on the unitary meaning of Life, on how this can be proved scientifically, on the Forms this unitary Life might take.

Thus, his Form-of-life from the memoirs is drawn like a smooth line of serial aptitudes hhyka postures developing one into another.

As a pupil of the French boarding schools St. Anne and Jersey in the times of decreed and decried Decadencehe grows into the consciousness of his European identity.

He is irrepressibly attracted to the world of theatre and cinema, but also sketches the core of his aesthetic theories and is quite able to exchange opinions with the venerable Gustave le Bon. Matila Ghyka is now not only a naval officer, but also an engineer and professor of the Naval School of Constanta. The World Mine Oyster Ghyka The vessel of dreams: London, Japan, the Gardens of Paradise Always, a new adventure is waiting. All three represent Romanian in a diplomatic mission.


After that, Matila visits London for the first time. It is not because of its matilz force that London will obsess him from now on. Back to adventures, neither the navy nor the teaching careers appeared to satisfy the young prince around Therefore, pretty decided to become a diplomat, he goes to Brussels in order to pass a doctorate in law.

Apart matilla the philosophy of natural law, his master, Edmond Picard, awakens an interest for two painters. Immediately after he is awarded a PhD in Law, he embarks for Berlin and London, where he holds mostly unpaid offices. Perhaps a bit disappointed but always keeping a certain eagerness for travels, he decides to voyage around the world: Interesting enough, this aesthetic experience is brought to the fore not through mere evocation but through quotation techniques as if, once textualized, these moments have also acquired matilla material, 3D properties.

I could also identify 8 instances where extensive quotations travel from one text to the other, all of them counting approximately 10 pages from an amount of Two of them have drawn my attention in particular. Maximilien Eulert and Leonhard Euler: He wants to check if the American typology of the self-made man is possible under any conditions.

A manner of raising forth; a manner of being.

On the contrary, it is generated in living; it is produced by the very one for which it is form and for that reason does not have any priority, either substantial or transcendental, with respect to living. It is only a manner of being and living, which does not in any way determine the living thing, just as it is in no way determined by it and is nonetheless inseparable from it A Moldavian child gyhka into an European student, a French navy aspirant, a Romanian navy officer, an engineer, a professor, a jurist, a diplomat, a historian, then into a fine and seductive gentleman in all circumstances, but most of all … into Maximilian Eulert!

But who is this Maximilian Eulert?! Spelled by a malicious sorcerer, he is the man with an owl head, who will not succeed to turn back into human if three feathers will not be plucked out of his head plumage. Is Maximilian Eulert a fabulous persona of the mathematician Leonhard Euler, who got blind because of his enormous, superhuman work on cartography?

Leonhard Euler, who had invented mathematic notation, and who was eventually chased away from the court of Frederick the Great of Prussia? This Ulysses, beforehand ghykx mannequin called Maximilien Eulert, has not reached his natal island.


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Probably he is a bit puzzled because he has not found out yet where his natal land is located. Immediately after, he takes his family for a trip to the USA, where the children Maureen and Roderick satisfy their curiosities about Hollywood and their father remakes the secret trajectory of his first journey from Another ghyoa in London comes after an interlude in the capital of Romania. Inhe decides to quit diplomacy and consecrates to a writing career.

Apparently, in the same year he starts working at his memoirs. And Matila is looking for happiness, the happiness of dematerialized bodies, the happiness of pure movement.

It is not the first time when Matila Ghyka actualizes this archetypal image of serene happiness. It matioa to have no actual weigh. Mstila Kyoto and Nagoya, where he experiences a strange feeling of dematerialization, induced by the Japanese cult for inner harmony and by the philosophy of Zen.

But first, let us quote the poem: The hero is said to have written the first treatises of rhetoric during the peaceful interludes of the Trojan War Florescu Now, has the Classical Ulysses appended a book of teaching in the fashion described above? Of course he has not! On the other, the end of a dematerialized life is attained only through serialized movements. While Ghyka is secretly unfolding a repetitive and enchanting pattern of prophetic diction, his Ulysse comes to the fore not as voice of confession but as a voice of a trained memory and trained will.

As matiila matter of fact, Matila Ghyka did not give much on who he was but on what his movements left behind: The Use of Bodies. Translated by Adam Kotsko. Translated by Eugen Lovinescu.

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Text revised by Traian Costa. Preface by Venera Antonescu. Budu-Ghyka, Mona and Florin. Prefaced by Dan Berindei. Notes by Filip-Lucian Iorga. A Hero with a Thousand Faces. Escales de ma jeunesse. Heureux qui, comme Ulysse… Paris: The World Mine Oyster.

Dematerialization and Form-of-Life in Matila Ghyka’s Writings | Roxana Patraș –

Heinemann Ghyka, Ghyk C. Translated from French by Georgeta Filitti. Humanitas Gregori, Ilina, Recitindu-l pe Matila Ghyka la 50 de ani de la gyka. Recitindu-l pe Matila Ghyka.

O simfonie la muzeul rechinilor. The Evolution of Matter. Translated from the 3rd edition, with an Introduction and Notes by F.

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