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Sunday, July 7, 2013

The mathematics of beauty.

A mathematics of beauty and art. There is no such thing one would expect. Yet, Owen Jones (1809 - 1874), London architect, wrote the 'General Principles in the Arrangement of Form and Colour, in Architecture and the Decorative Arts ... ' in his book The Grammar of Ornament.

Proposition 4.
True beauty results from that repose which the mind feels when the eye, the intellect and the affections are satisfied from the absence of any want.

from Page PL. I

You'll find the other propositions at the link above in the Digital Copy of the 'The Grammar of Ornament'.

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