Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Golden Ratio in Art, Architecture and Nature

I have read books on the subject and traveled the world to see examples of the ratio expressed in great art and architecture. It is always fascinating to see - and it is far more common than one might realize. Here  are a few images, links, and a video about the subject. Enjoy.

The Golden Ratio in Art and Architecture is a web site by Samuel Obara is a great overview of the math with examples and visuals that provide quality demonstrations.

Check out these images that express the ratio:

The Pathenon

how the rectangle expresses a spiral

an easy way to draw it

a good book on the subject