A History of Ideas: The Golden Ratio
Harry Shearer on the Golden Ratio
What links the shell of a Nautilus, Da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ and the Pyramids? The Golden Ratio. In this animation, Harry Shearer shows us how to draw a golden rectangle and demonstrates how its proportions (The Golden Ratio) are not only pleasing but can be found as the basis of shapes throughout nature.
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Here’s the whole episode from A History of Ideas – Vicky Neale on the Mathematics of Beauty.