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The Golden Ratio: The Divine Beauty of Mathematics

The Golden Ratio: The Divine Beauty of Mathematics

Featuring the gorgeous illustrations of renowned artist Rafael Araujo, this lush volume is the seminal Golden Ratio keepsake.

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ISBN 9781631064869
Barcode 9781631064869
Published 29 August 2018 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Meisner, Gary B.
By (artist) Araujo, Rafael
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781631064869
ISBN-10 163106486X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Race Point Publishing
Publication Date 29 August 2018
International Publication Date 23 October 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Meisner, Gary B.
By (artist) Araujo, Rafael
Category Mathematics
Popular Science
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 235mm
Height: 290mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Golden section - Popular works, Proportion Art, Architecture - Composition, proportion, etc
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 516.2
Catalogue Code 928731

Description of this Book

From the Renaissance mathematician Luca Pacioli's elegant tome on the divine proportion --illustrated by his friend, Leonardo da Vinci--to quasi-crystalline structures, to the proportions of the human face, the golden ratio has an inexhaustible capacity to generate shapes with exquisite properties. Featuring clear, entertaining, and enlightening commentary alongside stunning full-color illustrations by Venezuelan artist and architect Rafael Araujo, this gorgeous book 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. With its lush coffee-table format, The Golden Ratio is an excellent gift and keepsake for math enthusiasts as well as fans of art and architecture.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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 natures 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. 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.

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