Gödel,Escher, Bach

Last Updated: 26 April 2005

Douglas Hofstadter

 

Hostadter is a Cognitive Science researcher at Indiana University and author of the Pulitzer prize winning 1979 book Gödel, Escher, Bach - The Eternal Golden Braid.

Good news! A 20th anniversary edition of GEB is now available. Order a copy of Gödel, Escher, Bach - The Eternal Golden Braid from Amazon.com.

Hofstadter's latest book is Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies.

Gödel, Escher Bach Resources - A page of links related to the book. What this page would be like if it were any good.

Visionaries and Thinkers on the Web - A great resource. Includes information on Hofstadter and many others past and present.

Genes, Macromolecules and Computers are Related by Strange Loops.


Kurt Gödel (1906-1978) -

Kurt Gödel Society - At the University of Vienna, Austria. A vast amount of material, mostly in English.

Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem.


M.C. Escher (1898 -1972) -

The World of Escher - In Texas. Maybe the best Escher site?

The Life of Escher - A Chronological Biography.

M.C. Escher Tribute - nicely designed site with some works of Escher on display.

The World of M.C. Escher - an Escher tribute site at Penn.

The Unofficial M.C. Escher Homepage.


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) -

J.S. Bach was the greatest composer in the period musical historians call the Baroque era, and in fact, a towering figure in the entire history of music worldwide. He wrote vast amounts of inspired music, and is still regarded by many as the greatest master of counterpoint in any era of which there is an accurate record. Bach was German, a Lutheran, and was prolific in ways other than musical - he had about 20 kids. Some of his sons went on to become prominent composers in their day.

There is a great deal of enthusiasm today for Bach's music. It's performed widely, and just about all piano students are exposed to his large library of solo keyboard music. Below are just a few links to Bach resources on the web.

Dave's J.S. Bach page. A nicely done page with lots of information on the music of J.S. Bach

Bach Central Station - a central resource for Bach information on the internet

The Canons and Fugues of J.S. Bach - an educational page.

J.S. Bach Home Page - Lots of good Bach resources here.

Our pitiful collection of Bach CDs.

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