The Golden Section
The Golden Mean Det Gyldne Snit
Billedligt vist:
Alle kan lave en præcis firkant
Prøv så at dele denne i to.
Tegn så en diagonal linie og lad den derefter virke som radios
og lad den falde ned
Tegn nu en rektangel ud fra det nye punkt
Denne rektangel har formattet "Det gyldne Snit"
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Golden Section is an ancient Greek concept. It is a formula developed in
600 B.C. by the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras to define the
concept of natural harmony. The work began after Pythagoras decided random
chance alone was not enough to account for the blending of strength and
beauty found in plants, animals, and minerals. Pythagoras proved that the
balance between form and function which is the basis of nature's designs is
the result of precise mathematical relationships.

In architecture,
art, and the natural sciences, the concept has since become the foundation
for achieving classic, pleasing proportions. The Greeks and Romans used the
Golden Section to create architectural masterpieces, with the Parthenon as a
classic example.
Nearly 2,000 years later, the concept took hold in Europe where chartres and other Gothic cathedrals are highly ornate expressions of the Golden Section. During the Italian Renaissance, Leonardo Da Vinci brought the same formula to scuplture and painting. Many of his works, including the Mona Lisa, were composed with the aid of an invisible matrix set down according to the mathematical rules of the Golden Section. Kilde: http://www.integrus.net/golden/index.html?/golden/section.html 