Friday, August 26, 2005

ETC: The Golden Rectangle? Whazzuh?

From the continuing education program that just arrived in the mail:

Da Vinci's Code (NEW!)
Are you interested in finding out more about the Divine Proportion, the Golden Mean, Fibonacci numbers, Vitruvian Man, (all mentioned in the book)? You will learn how to draw a golden rectangle, & how the golden mean is used in music, art, poetry, architecture, body parts & even nature. Please bring pencil, paper, ruler, eraser, & a geometry compass. Please bring a lunch. ($49)

Okay, I haven't read the book (because I'm contrary that way), but I'm torn between thinking this either sounds kind of cool or really, really lame.

But at the end of the day, I can't get behind a book-related course with such egregiously bad punctuation in the course description (because I'm snobby that way). Right now I'm leaning more toward "Dealing with Anger for Women." Well, that or "Contact Your Spirit Guides."

As you were.

3 comments:

Lil said...

The punctuation is bad, but the course sounds kind of cool. Google "golden ratio" or "Fibonacci's numbers".
(I read DaVinci's code. As a writer he sucks, but the side information you get is terrific.)

Jagosaurus said...

I recommend a book called The Power of Myth (forgive the self-helpish title). It is all about proportional harmonies in nature, art, and architecture.

Femme d'ailleurs said...

I read the book (french translation) and can honestly recommend it. If nothing else, it is a very well writen book and a great page-turner!
Angelika