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Some very interesting, many dead ends
on April 6, 2007
A lot of the early section about the history of mathematics, natural occurences, and the appearance of the phi is amazingly interesting.
Unfortunately, Livio then proceeds on a wild goose chase to mention many of the instances in which people have presumed (generally incorrectly) that various artists, writers, and other such public figures used phi in their work.
This book is certainly worth reading for the explanation of the origin of phi but I would recommend skimming the sections about artists, poetry, and musicians.