acrstudio notes

Notes from the Arts + Crafts Research Studio of Andrew Cornell Robinson

Design 3

One aspect of a composition “feeling” right, is the sense of visual structure and proportion.  The Golden Ratio offers us one way to address structure and balance.

What is the Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio, Golden Section, or the Divine Proportion, etc. is a visual representation of a number called Phi (pronouned fi). Phi is 1.618033988749895, or by the numerical sequence called the Fibonacci sequence.

Mathematicians have studied the golden ratio because of its unique and interesting properties. In mathematics and the arts, two quantities are in the golden ratio if the ratio of the sum of the quantities to the larger quantity is equal to (=) the ratio of the larger quantity to the smaller one.

Many theories on aesthetic measurement have their basis in numerical patterns that occur naturally such as the proportions of the human body, for example the distance between your elbow and the tip of…

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