Pavel Florensky: A Quiet Genius Hardback

The Tragic and Extraordinary Life of Russia's Unknown Da Vinci

by Avril Pyman; Geoffrey Hosking;


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Pavel Florensky: A Quiet Genius

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This is the first biography in English of an extraordinary polymath whose great genius was stifled and finally extinguished by the Soviet Union. "Pavel Florensky: A Quiet Genius" is the first biography in English of an extraordinary polymath whose genius was stifled and finally extinguished by the Soviet Union. Today Pavel Florensky is often referred to as the Russian da Vinci. Florensky was, at one and the same time, a supremely gifted philosopher, mathematician, physicist, inventor, engineer and theologian. He was also a poet and wrote studies of history, language and art. Although he taught philosophy for most of his working life, his interests were wide-ranging and profound and included the study of time and space, the theory of relativity, aspects of language, and the properties of materials and geology. His book "The Pillar and the Ground of Truth" is widely seen as a masterpiece of Russian Orthodox theology. Eminent Russian scholar Avril Pyman looks at Florensky's life, from his childhood as the son of a railroad engineer to his mysterious death, and provides a populist perspective on his achievements."Pavel Florensky: A Quiet Genius" celebrates the life of this unjustly forgotten victim of the Soviet Union.

Pavel Florensky: A Quiet Genius by Avril Pyman; Geoffrey Hosking was published by Continuum in May 2010. The ISBN for Pavel Florensky: A Quiet Genius is 9781441187000.

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Page last updated 26th April 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherContinuum (May 2010)
Weight703g
Number of Pages320
Thickness28 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781441187000
ISBN-101441187006
Product Code2743695
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