Drexel dragonThe Math Forum

The Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library

The Golden Section In Art, Architecture and Music

Library Home || Full Table of Contents || Library Help

Visit this site: http://www.mcs.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/R.Knott/Fibonacci/fibInArt.html

Author:Ron Knott
Description: An introduction with illustrations and references to some applications and occurrences of the Fibonacci series and the Golden Ratio in architecture, art and music. The constant Phi has been used to design architecture, from the Parthenon in Athens to the United Nations building in New York. The golden ratio also occurs, intentionally or coincidentally, in the works of other artists and musicians, including the painter Leonardo da Vinci, the poet Vergil, and the classical composers Mozart, Beethoven, Bartok, Debussy, and Satie.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Graphics, Articles
Math Topics: Golden Ratio/Fibonacci, Art, Literature/Poetry, Music
Math Ed Topics: Interdisciplinary/Thematic Studies, Visualizations

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

Home || The Math Library || Quick Reference || Search || Help

© 1994- The Math Forum at NCTM. All rights reserved.