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DIVINE PROPORTION [1 record]

Record 1 2016-03-07

English

Subject field(s)
  • Plane Geometry
  • Electronic Publishing
  • Architectural Styles
DEF

the division of a line or the proportion of a geometrical figure in which the smaller is to the greater as the greater is to the whole. ...

DEF

A geometric construction used by Euclid to draw the regular pentagon. From it can be derived the golden number ... 1.618, which was widely claimed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to be the key to the beautiful proportions of Greek and other classical architecture.

CONT

... the golden section has for centuries been regarded ... as a key to the mysteries of art - Herbert Read. ...

French

Domaine(s)
  • Géométrie plane
  • Éditique
  • Styles en architecture
OBS

Rapport 3:5 généralement retenu en conception graphique en raison de son apparence agréable.

OBS

Voir aussi «nombre d'or» et «rectangle d'or».

Key term(s)
  • divina proportione

Spanish

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