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The Power Of Limits: Proportional Harmonies Innature, Art And Architecture

The Power Of Limits: Proportional Harmonies Innature, Art And Architecture

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 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 proportions occur over and over again in all these forms. Patterns are also repeated in how things grow and are made--by the dynamic union of opposites--as demonstrated by the spirals that move in opposite directions in the growth of a plant.

  •  Paperback | 160 pages
  •  245 x 270 x 11mm | 471g
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  •  Boston, United States
  •  English
  •  New ed
  •  DRAWINGS,B&W PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
  •  1590302591
  •  9781590302590


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