The Golden Ratio – The Divine Beauty of Mathematics is a unique and beautiful 224 page book with over 200 color illustrations.
Its author is Gary Meisner, founder and author of GoldenNumber.net and developer of PhiMatrix, the design and analysis software inspired by the golden ratio. It was published by Quarto’s Race Point Publishing Group in October 2018.
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New evidence is changing old beliefs
What do the Taj Mahal, the stars on a flag, the logos of many car manufacturers and your DNA all have in common? They all share a common proportion in the dimensions of their designs – the golden ratio.
The golden ratio has intrigued some of the greatest minds of history. It is also a topic riddled with a surprising amount of misinformation, which for many years has led to confusion, debate and polarizing viewpoints. Advances in the Internet and computing technology though are now enabling global users to connect in sharing ideas, research and discoveries at an ever-increasing pace. Information written on the golden ratio just a decade or two ago can now be shown to be incomplete in its facts and conclusions.
With the 2018 release of “The Golden Ratio – The Divine Beauty of Mathematics”, Gary Meisner shares the results of his twenty-year investigation and collaboration with thousands of people across the globe in dozens of professions and walks of life. The evidence will close the gaps of understanding related to many claims of the golden ratio’s appearances and applications, and present new findings to take our knowledge further yet.
This book invites you to take a new look at a timeless topic, with a compilation of research and information worthy of a text book, accompanied by over two hundred beautiful color illustrations worthy of a coffee table book. Whoever you are, and whatever you may know about this topic, you’ll find something new, interesting and informative in this book, and may find yourself challenged to see, apply and share this unique number in new ways.
The best from twenty years of investigation, with many new discoveries
In Gary’s words, “This book contains the best of everything I’ve written over the past twenty years on the golden ratio. It covers:
- the very unique properties of the golden ratio in mathematics and geometry,
- the history of mankind’s fascination with this very special number, and the discoveries that it set in motion,
- the “secret science” of its applications in art, architecture and design, from ancient architecture to Renaissance art to modern logos,
- recently discovered appearances in nature and the universe, from the molecular level to the human face to black holes, and
- the surprising misinformation that has become part of its lore, the incredibly polarizing controversies it has created, and the arguments and counter-arguments of the debate.
This book is unlike any I’ve other seen on the golden ratio, with over 200 beautiful color images to clearly illustrate all the key concepts, with clear, entertaining, and enlightening commentary that will inform and inspire you. Creating this book required that every image I’ve ever presented at GoldenNumber.net be recreated in beautiful high resolution color, and challenged me to investigate each topic more deeply. This led to new discoveries that have never before been revealed. The golden ratio overlays created for many of the illustrations, with the pixel-level accuracy of my PhiMatrix software, provide new evidence that some thought would not be found.”
An educational text book and exquisite coffee table book, all in one
The book has a refreshing and engaging balance between being an informative educational textbook and a visually inviting 9.2″ x 11.4″ coffee table book. When you lay its covers open, before you read the first word, you’ll be looking at the golden rectangle created by its 18.4″ x 11.4″ proportions. It will be a treasured possession or gift for anyone interested in mathematics, geometry, science, nature, history or any of the design arts. Click on the images below to preview a sampling of its pages:
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This book was the most requested by international publishers when previewed by its publisher, The Quarto Group, at the 2018 London Book Fair. Quarto is the leading publisher of non-fiction illustrated books, and had distribution scheduled for at least half a dozen countries outside the US, with multiple translations ordered even before its release. You can order it from any of the Amazon sites around the world below:
|Amazon Site||Book translation|
|Brazil||English / German|
|France||English / Français|
|Germany||English / Deutsche|
|Italy||English / Italiano coming|
|Japan||English / Japanese|
|Spain||English / Dutch / German / Español|
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