THESE ARE OTHER RECTANGLES THAT YOU MIGHT EXPERIMENT WITH
We will first start with a square bisected diagonally.
Using the base corner as a point for your compass draw an arch from the opposite corner to the base and square the new area. This is a root 2 rectangle.
Extending the arch to begin at the NEW diagonal corner will create a root 3 rectangle.
Continuing this process will create additional roots the next being a root 4, which equals twice the height of the rectangle or two squares.
The root 5 rectangle has two golden sections in it. Notice that this is the same configuration used for the double page (ref. (fig. 9 & 10)) GOLDEN SECTION
|(fig.6) A SQUARE & TWO GOLDEN RECTANGLES.
Another way of using the root 5 rectangle. This would make a fine triptych.
A GOLDEN SECTION (COMPARE)
Do you find the golden section to be a more pleasing proportion than the root rectangles? If so, perhaps you are an artist or a human being.
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|A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO
RON KNOTT UNIVERSITY OF
& HIS PAGES ON The Magic of Geometry and the Golden Section.
without his help this information would have been so vague I would have never have gotten it finished