How To Construct The Golden
The Golden Section, known also as the Golden Mean, Golden Ratio, Golden
Rectangle and Divine Proportion, is an ancient and beautiful geometric
idea that can be used in modern construction. You can find the Golden
Section in nature, art, and in ancient and modern buildings such as the
Pyramids in Egypt,
Parthenon in Athens, Notre Dame in Paris, CN Tower in Toronto, and the United Nations building in New York. Leonardo
Vinci used the Golden Section in his art . Your
credit cards and drivers license form the golden rectangle.
forms a ratio of 1.6180339... or 0.6180339... The lengths A,
and C in figure 48 form the Golden Ratio.
A divided by B equals C divided by A equals A plus B divided
1.6180339.../1 = 1 + 0.6180339.../1
The ratio of segments A + B/A = A/B = 1.6180339.../1
= 1/ 0.6180339... = the
49 Golden Section In A Rectangle
49 has the
same Golden Section proportions as figure 48.
1.Golden Section: Golden Section & Rectangle
Have The Same Proportions.
Golden Section Can Be Used To
Make A Golden Rectangle.
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