ABOUT THE GOLDEN RATIO

 

THE GOLDEN MEAN PROPORTION: A BRIEF EXPLANATION

Astrid Fitzgerald, Curator, Museum of the Golden Ratio - A Geometry of Life and Art

 

The beautiful Golden Mean Proportion and mysterious Fibonacci numbers have fascinated philosophers for thousands of years and are still subject of inquiry in the field of art, architecture, music botany, biology, astronomy and physics . . . read more

THE MEASURE OF DIFFERENCE

Robert Lawlor

It was the goal of many traditional esoteric teachings to lead the mind back toward the sense of Oneness through a succession of proportional relationships. A proportion is formed from ratios, and a ratio is a comparison of two different sizes, quantities, qualities or ideas, and is expressed by the formula a:b. A ratio then constitutes a measure of a difference . . . read more

THE ANCIENT ROOTS OF THE GOLDEN RATIO

Richard G. Geldard

 

The Golden Ratio is a universal principle appearing in nature and throughout human history in philosophy, architecture, design and the arts. Its significance comes from its geometrical uniqueness. The ratio results when a line is divided into two unequal parts so that the shorter part is to the longer part as the longer part is to the whole. There is no other ratio of which this can be said . . . read more

ON THE FIBONACCI NUMBERS AND THE GOLDEN RATIO

Claude Robert Cloninger, MD

 

The spiral pattern of growth and development observed in human consciousness is pervasive throughout all of ontogeny and phylogeny, including even plants and ancient sea animals. The spiral is the most ubiquitous mathematical form in development of all life forms. The logarithmic spiral is also called the Fibonacci spiral in honor of the mathematician Fibonacci of Pisa. . . . read more

 

HARMONY BY DESIGN  

Astrid Fitzgerald

 

Today, the arts exist in isolation, from which they can be rescued only through the conscious, co-operative effort of all craftsmen . . . the ultimate, if distant, aim of the Bauhaus is the unified work of art.

What Walter Gropius wrote in 1919 to set forth the ideals of the Bauhaus school is still valid today, especially considering the . . . read more