The Golden Ratio

The Divine Beauty of Mathematics

The Golden Ratio
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Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781631064869
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Description

The Golden Ratio examines the presence of this divine number in art and architecture throughout history, as well as its ubiquity among plants, animals, and even the cosmos. This gorgeous book—with layflat dimensions that closely approximate the golden ratio—features clear, enlightening, and entertaining commentary alongside stunning full-color illustrations by Venezuelan artist and architect Rafael Araujo.

From the pyramids of Giza, to quasicrystals, to the proportions of the human face, the golden ratio has an infinite capacity to generate shapes with exquisite properties. This book invites you to take a new look at this timeless topic, with a compilation of research and information worthy of a text book, accompanied by over 200 beautiful color illustrations that transform this into the ultimate coffee table book.
 
Author Gary Meisner shares the results of his twenty-year investigation and collaboration with thousands of people across the globe in dozens of professions and walks of life. The evidence will close the gaps of understanding related to many claims of the golden ratio’s appearances and applications, and present new findings to take our knowledge further yet.
 
Whoever you are, and whatever you may know about this topic, you’ll find something new, interesting, and informative in this book, and may find yourself challenged to see, apply, and share this unique number of mathematics and science in new ways.

The author

Gary B. Meisner is the creator of www.goldennumber.net, a popular website dedicated to the mathematics, prevalence, and design applications of the golden ratio. In 2004, he led the development of his PhiMatrix Golden Ratio Design and Analysis software, which is used by thousands of artists, architects, designers, and photographers in over seventy countries, as well as in cosmetic medical and stock market analysis applications. After earning accounting and MBA degrees from two top business schools, he spent most of his career in CFO/CIO roles with operating units of five Fortune 1000 public companies. Gary is now a self-employed technology/systems consultant conducting ongoing research and collaboration on the golden ratio, and his work has been featured in Da Vinci The Exhibition at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Providing an online community in which new findings can be shared and discussed, he helps others to appreciate the incredible beauty and design in the world around us and to applying these same principles of design to their own creative works.

Rafael Araujo is an architect and illustrator from Caracas, Venezuela, who has been hand drawing beautiful illustrations of nature for more than forty years. By applying the Golden Ratio in his geometric formulas, Araujo brings the natural mathematical framework of nature's beautiful designs to life. Araujo’s work has been featured in publications like Wired Magazine, and exhibited at Stanford University and many other prestigious galleries.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781631064869
Illustrations: 100+ color photos
Size: 9.25 in x 11.42 in / 234.95 mm x 290.07 mm
Published:

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