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36%OFFGhyka, Matila C. - The Golden Number: Pythagorean Rites and Rhythms in the Development of Western Civilization - 9781594771002 - V9781594771002
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The Golden Number: Pythagorean Rites and Rhythms in the Development of Western Civilization

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Description for The Golden Number: Pythagorean Rites and Rhythms in the Development of Western Civilization Hardcover. The first English translation of Ghyka's masterwork on sacred geometry Num Pages: 448 pages, 66 full-page b&w illustrations. BIC Classification: VXA; VXFN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 164 x 295 x 2. Weight in Grams: 780.
The Golden Number, or Phi ( ), is a geometric ratio found throughout nature, often underlying the dimensions of objects considered especially beautiful. Simplified as 1.618 and symbolized by the Fibonacci sequence, the Golden Number represents the unique relationship within an object where the ratio of a larger part to a smaller part is the same as the ratio of the whole to the larger part. It appears in the proportions of the human face and body as well as in the proportions of animals, plants, and celestial bodies. Presenting Matila Ghyka's classic treatise on the Golden Number for the ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Inner Traditions
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
Number of Pages
448
Place of Publication
Rochester, United States
ISBN
9781594771002
SKU
V9781594771002
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About Ghyka, Matila C.
Prince Matila Costiesco Ghyka (1881-1965) was a Romanian mathematician, historian, philosopher, and diplomat, who served as the Plenipotentiary Minister in the United Kingdom during the late 1930s. He was also a visiting professor of aesthetics at the University of Southern California and at the Mary Washington College in Virginia. His previous books in English include The Geometry of Art and ... Read more

Reviews for The Golden Number: Pythagorean Rites and Rhythms in the Development of Western Civilization
Matila Ghyka's The Golden Number is the most comprehensive and convincing demonstration that the golden ratio is indeed, as Pythagoras had posed it, the root number of the universe, expressed both in the living plants and animals and in matter forms at all scales
from galaxies, to crystals, to quantum waves
thus ever-present in mathematics, cosmology, architecture, music, and art at large. ... Read more

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