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Message - Re: PROPORTION is a very imp factor of architecture...... its easy to visualise but difficult to put in words..... can anyone explain what exactly is it !

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Posted by  Paul Malo on October 02, 2002 at 13:14:52:

In Reply to:  Re: PROPORTION is a very imp factor of architecture...... its easy to visualise but difficult to put in words..... can anyone explain what exactly is it ! posted by asmr on October 02, 2002 at 10:24:12:

As I said, you're on the right track. Just think more about what you recognize, asking why it is so.

Why does a 3:5 rectangle seem better than a 1:2? You've almost said it yourself--because we subconsciously sense that the 1:2 rectangle is made of two squares, and so it seems less stable, so that the one figure seems about to break apart into two figures.

I think that proportional qualites are of this sort--they are a matter of how we interpret (usually unconsciously) visual figures. There's nothing to the mystical nonsense about certain "devine" numerical relationships.

 
 
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