The Geometry of Art and Life

The Geometry of Art and Life

ISBN 13:  9780486235424

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Author  Matila Ghyka
Format  Paperback
No. of Pages  208
Brand:  Dover Publications

Using simple mathematical formulas, most as basic as Pythagoras' theorem and requiring only a very limited knowledge of mathematics, Professor Ghyka shows the fascinating relationships between geometry, nature and the human body. Beginning with ideas from Plato, Pythagoras, Archimedes, Ockham and Kepler, he explores the outlines of an abstract science of space, which includes a theory of proportions, examination of 'the golden section', and the interlinking of various shapes and forms. Analysis of art and form conforming to simple geometrical figures. Illustrations give examples from many sources including :- the Great Pyramid and tomb of Rameses IV, the Parthenon, Renaissance paintings and architecture, the work of Seurat, Le Corbusier, and flowers, shells, marine life, the human face.

Illustrations: 80 illustrations
Size: 137 x 216 mm 

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