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The Power of Limits: Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art, and Architecture

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One of the delights of life is the discovery and rediscovery of patterns of order and beauty in nature—designs revealed by slicing through a head of cabbage or an orange, the forms of shells and butterfly wings. These images are awesome not just for their beauty alone, but because they suggest an order underlying their growth, a harmony existing in nature. What does it ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 11th 2005 by Shambhala (first published 1981)
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زاهي رستم
Jun 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
ليس من الضروري أن تكون معمارياً.. لتعرف عن النسبة الذهبية، أو ما يسمى الرقم فاي.. والذي يدخل في تصميم كل شيء من حولنا تقريباً.. حتى أنه يدخل في تصميم البشر.. فعلى سبيل المثال.. البعد بين العينين هو عين مضروبة بفاي.. ولكي لا تتشابك الأمور عليك.. ليس من الضروري أن تكون عالم رياضيات لتقرأ عن فاي..
ولكن من الضروري جداً أن تعرف ولو قليلاً عن هذا اللغز.. والذي لم تحل كل أحاجيه بعد.

لقد كان لي شرف المشاركة في هذا الكتاب، ولكني لست أدري أكانت المشاركة أم القراءة هي المتعة الأكبر التي سببها لي..

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Jules
May 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful illustration of the intersections between math, music, art, and biology.
Kiel Bryant
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Come for the text; stay for the drawings.
Abrahamus
I checked this out from the library thinking that I would probably just skim it, but I got so engrossed in it that I read the whole thing. The topic is one of perpetual fascination to me, perhaps bordering on a minor obsession: the pervasiveness of certain geometric patterns and harmonious mathematical relationships all throughout the created order, and most specifically, the relationship known as the golden ratio, or .618…. This unique and remarkable ratio manifests itself virtually everywhere ...more
عُلا
Jun 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
في العالم الواقعي الذي خلقنا لنطوف به ...ونسعى ...ونعمل ...ونخالط الناس ونصبر على أذاهم ........هناك أنغام جميلة تعيننا على الطريق ....لربما نسمعها بأعيننا أنو نراها بأذاننا أو...أو....
ويا لها من متعة أن نجتمع بها والأروع أن نتعاون معها .......
Chase Lin
Apr 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Power of Limits contains everything we need to know about the hidden formula that governs all of our physical attributes on earth. As a designer and artist, this is a must read book that explains the most fundamental human psychology on the subject of beauty and whatever we may may find comfortable and familiar. It explains the phenomenon of the golden section with in-depth mathematical analysis. Any designer should familiar him/her selves with the law and design accordingly to achieve the ...more
Andrea
Jun 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: architecture, math
This book shows that great art is proportional with nature. The Egyptians, Greeks, Native Americans, practically everyone knew it as shown in the book -- so why is this news to me? The drawings show how the proportions are based on the Fibonacci series.
*Kashi*
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Architects. artist, Acousticians.
This is such an interesting book. concerning the Fibonacci sequence, the Golden Ratio, correlation between Music, Art, Architecture and Nature. very Easy to understand and full of Depth and Knowledge.
Susan
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: math, recommend
The golden ration in nature. Fascinating.
Pierce Flynn
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Simply amazing and wonderful. This is a "lifelong book to read" that opens deep meaning and natural harmony present in everyday things. This book adds to life!
Ann
Jul 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love diving into this book to see structures that underly nature, art and architecture, so butterfly wings are like the Parthenona and dolphin skeletons.
Ho
Oct 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE THIS BOOK, YOU CAN GO AS DEEP INTO REALITY AS YOU DESIRE THROUGH THE CONCEPTS IN THIS BOOK.
Liz
Sep 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: metaphysical
shows mathematics behind nature, golden mean, fractals etc
Paul Brooks
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
another great reference book for the student of mathmatics in nature
Miyo
Dec 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
absolutely fantastic
زاهي رستم
Apr 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
everything needs math, u will discover that even plants know more than us about math... how, why, we cant know... its a good book.
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