Some dumb questions I have been wondering about

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
Barrie Davis
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Re: Some dumb questions I have been wondering about

D Cox wrote:

ZorSy wrote:

For the question 1, I would suggest reading about "golden ratio" (Phi) and amazing influence it have had though human history in almost every aspect of human (and not only so) activities. Somewhere along those lines you may find the answer why square is not considered "perfect".


The Golden Ratio is largely a myth, invented by a Renaissance art critic.

Yes, it was an interesting mathematical ratio co-opted into aestheticism by one guy in particular, who had a foot in both camps....

...but without any particular benefits as a frame for pictures that I can see... (shrugs).

(... in his quest for unity, the guy was kidding himself, reckon.)

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