# Sacred Geometry

Is there a secret language all around us Whats so special about the shape of the Great Pyramid How can there be something sixy about circles Lavishly illustrated by the author, this small introduction to one of the oldest and most widespread subjects on Earth will forever change the way you look at a triangle, arch, church window, fabric design, graphic or spiral.- the relative sizes of the Moon and the Earth defined from a pentagon
- sacred geometry written illustrated by Miranda Lundy First published in 1998 This revised and updat
- To the designers of the future, young and old. Another book in this series, Platonic and Archimedean
- 1 INTRODUCTION Sacred Geometry charts the unfolding of number in space. The basic journey is from t
- 3 2 Point, Line and PLane none, one and two dimensions Begin with a sheet of paper. The point is th
- 5 4 SPhere, tetrahedron Cube from two to three dimensions Although this book concerns itself primar
- 6 one, two three playing with circles Get a ruler, compasses, something to draw with and something
- 8 Six around one or twelve or even eighteen The six points of the hexagon give rise to the pattern s
- 10 tweLve around one how to draw a dodecagon As one produces six, so six produces twelve. The arms
- 12 the Five eLementS a brief foray into the third dimension Although outside the scope of this book,
- 15 14 CirCLing the Square the marriage of heaven and earth The circle is the shape traditionally ass
- 17 16 the Canon the numbers of the heavens and earth Certain numbers like each other. As we have se
- 19 18 Pyramid Pie a marriage of everything There is perhaps no more famous a geometric object on Ear
- 21 20 haLFLingS and thirdLingS defined by triangles and squares An equilateral triangle opposite top
- 22 the ShaPeS oF SoundS and three quarters Geometry is number in space, music is number in time. Th
- 25 24 the goLden SeCtion and other important roots A pentagram inside a pentagon is shown opposite.
- 27 26 Some SPeCiaL SPiraLS and how to draw them Spirals are marvellous forms which nature uses at ev
- 28 how to draw a Pentagon and a golden section rectangle The method of construction of a pentagram s
- 30 ConStruCting a hePtagon seven out of three Divide a circle into six and draw the primary equilate
- 33 32 extraCting an enneagon nines and magic squares The construction shown opposite divides a circl
- 35 34 Coin Cir CLeS the structures that circles make In both two and three dimensions points, or ver
- 36 SimPLe tiLingS repeating patterns over an infinite sur face There are three regular tilings or te
- 38 Further tiLingS further fun in the bathroom There are twenty demiregular tilings where two verte
- 41 40 the SmaLLeSt Part reversible stencils and rotable blocks All the semi and demiregular grids ca
- 43 42 iSLamiC deSignS stars are born from subgrids Islamic patterns speak of infinity and the omnipr
- 45 44 a ChurCh window not far from the Isle of Man A typical piece of church window masonry is shown
- 47 46 treFoiLS and quatreFoiLS the art of framing the light Everything is made of light, all matter
- 49 48 Stone CirCLeS ChurCheS vesicas in action for over 4000 years Four flattened stone circles are
- 51 50 deLightFuL arCheS some simple ways through Arches take remarkably similar forms all over the w
- 53 52 a CeLtiC SPiraL and how to tighten up your curves The design shown opposite comes from a four
- 55 54 PentagonaL PoSSibiLitieS those phantastic phizzy phives Although the regular pentagon does not
- 56 the Seventeen SymmetrieS from slide, spin and mirror The Arab alchemist Jabir ibn Hayyan, known i
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