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Proportio

2015
HC / 440 pages / 29 x 29 cm
Published by
MER. Paper Kunsthalle & Axel and May Vervoordt Foundation
Language
EN
Author
various
Design
Studio Luc Derycke
Print
Cassochrome, Waregem
ISBN
978 94 9177 583 3
Price
65.00 euros

Presented from May until November 2015 at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice by the Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation and Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, the exhibition Proportio examined the ways we experience proportion in our lives and the complex universe in which we live. By presenting wide-ranging and diverse expressions found in art, nature, physics, economics, history, science, music, medicine and many other subjects, the study of proportion uncovers the natural patterns that are used to create everything in the material world. Throughout the course of known human history, the knowledge of proportions has been applied across civilizations for thousands of years. The sophisticated knowledge of sacred geometry, and the golden ratio in particular, was considered highly advanced and closely linked to secretive spiritual wisdom and religious traditions.

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