Re: Re: Golden ratio
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September 26, 2006 at 1:47 am #784646
Renaissance architects used the golden ratio mainly because it was the “thing” at the time – the trend for artists and architects to follow the mathematicians in copying how nature conformed to a mathematical theory.
Unfortunately the person who invented the concrete brick and block wasn’t a follower of such mathematical nuances. As a result window openings became a slave to the standards acheivable by multiples of bricks and blocks.
It is true that the better designs around today to follow the proportion of the golden ratio, if more by good luck than good guidance – it’s more of a case of having a straight eye in your head.