Sacred Geometry

Art and Imagination

Sacred Geometry

Philosophy and Practice

  1. Robert Lawlor
  • ISBN 9780500810309
  • 27.70 x 20.30 cm
  • Paperback
  • 112pp
  • 202 Illustrations, 0 in colour
  • with 202 illustrations and diagrams, 56 in two colours
  • First published 1982
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This is an introduction to the geometry which, as modern science now suggests, underlies the structure of the universe.

Sacred Geometry

The thinkers of ancient Egypt, Greece and India recognized that numbers governed much of what they saw in their world and hence provided an approach to its divine creator. Robert Lawlor sets out the system that determines the dimension and the form of both man-made and natural structures, from Gothic cathedrals to flowers, from music to the human body.

By also involving the reader in practical experiments, he leads with ease from simple principles to a grasp of the logarithmic spiral, the Golden Proportion, the squaring of the circle and other ubiquitous ratios and proportions.

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