Sacred Geometry: Philosophy & Practice (Art and Imagination)

By Robert Lawlor

An creation to the geometry which, as glossy technological know-how now confirms, underlies the constitution of the universe.

The thinkers of old Egypt, Greece and India famous that numbers ruled a lot of what they observed of their international and therefore supplied an method of its divine writer. Robert Lawlor units out the process that determines the measurement and the shape of either man-made and usual constructions, from Gothic cathedrals to plants, from track to the human physique. by means of additionally concerning the reader in functional experiments, he leads conveniently from basic rules to a grab of the logarithmic spiral, the Golden share, the squaring of the circle and different ubiquitous ratios and proportions.

Art and Imagination: those large-format, gloriously-illustrated paperbacks hide japanese and Western faith and philosophy, together with fable and magic, alchemy and astrology. the prestigious authors carry a wealth of information, visionary considering and obtainable writing to every fascinating topic. 202 illustrations and diagrams, fifty six in shades

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