Golden Ratio, bullshit or not bullshit

almost 7 years ago from Christophe Fresard, Webdesigner & Graphist Freelance

  • Peiran TanPeiran Tan, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

    It’s all bullshit because it does not yield any objectively meaningful or arrive at some physically beautiful truth. It is a social construct, just like letterform proportions and book margin ratios. In this sense, it is as bullshity as Durer’s roman capital construction diagrams.

    But when you have a ton of people repeating it over a long time, it can get embedded into the collective aesthetic consciousness and enforced by trade practices. Then posterior rationalization kicks in.

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