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    The golden ratio and aesthetics

    I remember a little of this from back in high school and I believe it was developed by the Greeks and used the 1.618 ratio that is suppose to be most pleasing to the eye. This is used a lot in greek architecture and I have seen a few things regarding windows being such size and this golden ratio has a lot to do with facial dimensions and body dimensions as well. I think there are a lot of things to do with sunflower seed orientation and so forth.

    http://www.aolcdn.com/wireimage/E/20...e-premiere.jpg

    this is an interesting site and really gets you thinking about things.


    I know there are some math teachers and architecture people out there and I'd like to hear their input or what they know of such ratio.

    Here's another interesting site about all the golden ratios present on your face alone
    http://goldennumber.net/face.htm


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    Re: The golden ratio and aesthetics

    I think the ratio is part of the Fibonacci (sp?) sequence. In the sequence, you add the previous two numbers to get the next number. So, the sequence starts out:

    1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34 and can go on forever.

    As you get high in the sequence, the ratio of two consecutive numbers approaches the golden ratio. For example, two numbers in the sequence are 144 followed by 233. 233/144=1.618

    I know one other use of this ratio is the placement of light switches on walls. The ratio of the length to the ceiling and floor from the switch is roughly this ratio. Oh, and if you take the ratio between the lengths of the 3 segments of your fingers, it should be close to this ratio as well.

    Pretty cool & ingenious stuff, really.


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    Re: The golden ratio and aesthetics

    Quote Originally Posted by throwittoblythe View Post
    I think the ratio is part of the Fibonacci (sp?) sequence. In the sequence, you add the previous two numbers to get the next number. So, the sequence starts out:

    1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34 and can go on forever.

    As you get high in the sequence, the ratio of two consecutive numbers approaches the golden ratio. For example, two numbers in the sequence are 144 followed by 233. 233/144=1.618

    I know one other use of this ratio is the placement of light switches on walls. The ratio of the length to the ceiling and floor from the switch is roughly this ratio. Oh, and if you take the ratio between the lengths of the 3 segments of your fingers, it should be close to this ratio as well.

    Pretty cool & ingenious stuff, really.
    Wanna hear something REALLY ironic? The golden number is almost equal to half of pi:

    ~3.14/2 = ~1.57.

    These Greeks really knew their constants...


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    Re: The golden ratio and aesthetics

    36-24-36



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    Re: The golden ratio and aesthetics

    Any Tool fans on this site? Lateralus. That is all.



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    Re: The golden ratio and aesthetics

    i live by the 1.21 jigawatt rule

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    Re: The golden ratio and aesthetics

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
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    Only if she's 5'3"



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    Re: The golden ratio and aesthetics

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    36-24-36
    Only if she's 5'3".



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    Re: The golden ratio and aesthetics

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    Only if she's 5'3"
    But Fonda ain't got a motor in the back of her Honda



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    Re: The golden ratio and aesthetics

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    Only if she's 5'3"
    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Only if she's 5'3".
    JINX!!!



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    But Fonda ain't got a motor in the back of her Honda
    My anaconda don't want none, unless you got buns hun



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    Re: The golden ratio and aesthetics

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    Any Tool fans on this site? Lateralus. That is all.
    Somewhat of a Tool fan (my PCs name is Tool:)) but I didn't know this: Lateralus (song - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)



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    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Somewhat of a Tool fan (my PCs name is Tool:)) but I didn't know this: Lateralus (song - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
    Seriously, Maynard James Keenan is one of the greatest musical geniuses of our generation. I really don't agree with his politics, but there's no denying the ingenuity of his music.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Seriously, Maynard James Keenan is one of the greatest musical geniuses of our generation. I really don't agree with his politics, but there's no denying the ingenuity of his music.
    It's only trumped by the ingenuity of They Might Be Giants, Particleman.



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