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The Power of Limits: Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art, and Architecture

The Power of Limits: Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art, and Architecture

by Gyorgy Doczi

Editorial: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9781590302590
Número de páginas: 160
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 4 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-09-24
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Descripción

One of the delights of life is the discovery and rediscovery of patterns of order and beauty in nature—designs revealed by slicing through a head of cabbage or an orange, the forms of shells and butterfly wings. These images are awesome not just for their beauty alone, but because they suggest an order underlying their growth, a harmony existing in nature. What does it mean that such an order exists; how far does it extend? The Power of Limits was inspired by those simple discoveries of harmony. The author went on to investigate and measure hundreds of patterns—ancient and modern, minute and vast. His discovery, vividly illustrated here, is that certain ...