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The Power of Limits: Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art, and Architecture Paperback – October 11, 2005
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"Those who read this book are in for a treat, for they may discover a new way of seeing the world, literally. Doczi is to be commended for his scholarship—and vision."— Library Journal
"The clearest, best-illustrated book on the subject."— Ballast Quarterly Review
"A stimulating, eye-opening book for all artists and designers, students of science and psychology, this visually stunning volume unveils the astonishing similarities between the designs of nature and human creativity in art and society."— Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association
"Doczi's book is an excellent introduction to the study of proportions and is also a beautiful, poetic expression of the harmony of the universe."— New Age
About the Author
György Doczi practiced architecture in Hungary, Sweden, Iran, and the United States. He initiated a permanent exhibit on form in nature and art at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, and was a founder of the Friends of Jungian Psychology Northwest. He died in 1995.
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I am delighted to have my BOOK back. I learn from it every time i reread it.
Oh, and don't be daunted by the complexity of the measurements; just relax and enjoy the beauty. You will see with your mind's eye the truth of the Power of Limits. ;-)
Do buy this book, but if you would like something that explains the intrinsic nature of proportion and number, I suggest Michael S Schneider's book 'A beginners Guide to Constructing the Universe'. I bought my latest copy [my second] right here at Amazon.
Michael is an intelligent, focused, enthusiatic teacher [I've attended his seminars & workshops] and his book is chocked full of easily understandable information and illustrations showing, again, the logical beautiful matrix of our wonderful world. There are drawing exercises so you can see the sacred geometry unfold before your very eys; try your hand at drawing nature's beautiful mysteries yourself!
If you're wondering what your wife is talking about, and looking for an algorithm to cess her out, it may not be in here, but it could be.
so simple, so sublime....
The essential concept in this book is the 'power of limits.' Doczi shows that this limiting factor is the golden section. And he does it using almost no math! The golden section has the powerful quality that division or expansion by this proportion always leads to harmonious growth. No matter how small or large is the division, there is never anything "left over" to create disharmony. This limiting factor is of transcendental power, thus "The Power of Limits."
Unregulated growth could never achieve anything but randomness, which is not what we observe in nature.
Of course in nature and in life it is impossible to achieve perfection. Yet Doczi elegantly explains how nature compensates for this inability by using the Fibonnaci sequence instead. Profusely illustrated with many detailed, easy-to-understand diagrams, this book is a must for those who wish to understand more deeply how our world is constructed, without wading through a lot of math.
It is a book that is most profound in understanding the geometry of all creation...and FINALLY
many of what is written here...is now being revealed through the LATEST TECHNOLOGY...
which the WESTERN world is finally catching up...from ancient teachings that has been shared centuries ago..
better late than never~!!!!!
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