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IntelliHub – The Golden Ratio – A Sacred Number That Links The Past To The Present – 6 December 2013

IntelliHubApril Holloway | Ancient Origins | December 6, 2013

There is one thing that ancient Greeks, Renaissance artists, a 17th century astronomer and 21st century architects all have in common – they all used the Golden Mean, otherwise known as the Golden Ratio, Divine Proportion, or Golden Section.

Precisely, this is the number 1.61803399, represented by the Greek letter Phi, and considered truly unique in its mathematical properties, its prevalence throughout nature, and its ability to achieve a perfect aesthetic composition.

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