Kepler's Mysterium Cosmographicum: A Bridge Between Art and Astronomy?

Kenneth Brecher
Proceedings of Bridges 2011: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2011)
Pages 379–386 Regular Papers


Johannes Kepler published his geometrical model of the solar system in his book ``Mysterium Cosmographicum'' in 1596. It is suggested here that the inspiration for Kepler's model was deeply rooted in the art and craft of his time.