Thursday, 13 September 2007

Beauty on Balance

How does one judge beauty?

For many, beauty is entirely subjective. To others it is something to calculate precisely. But beauty in all its forms can be described as the perfect marriage between balance and proportion.
Consider the 12th century mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci. He discovered the beauty of balance in a simple sequence of numbers, each being the sum of the preceding two (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, and so forth). This sequence is also known as the Golden Ratio (1:1.618).

The Golden Ration is found throughout nature, from the symmetry of a nautilus shell to the proportions of our very own DNA. And ever since Fibonacci, it has stood as the benchmark designers, artists and architects have used for centuries to achieve aesthetic perfection.

As we will discover, wherever the beauty of balance is expressed, the result is satisfying, captivating and often seductive.

In the article by MSN "Open Design" remind me of the Design Theory classes that I had to undertaken a face I think it was beautiful of the opposite sex and try to equal it to the Golden Ratio. In this article you can learn about the human face, vehicle design and architecture proportion for the Fibonacci series.

No comments: