A History of Ideas: The Golden Ratio


A History of Ideas: The Golden Ratio

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Harry Shearer on the Golden Ratio

Ray Laurence

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.

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