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A Review of the Use of Symmetry, the Golden Section and Dynamic Symmetry in Contemporary Art

Harold J. McWhinnie
Leonardo
Vol. 19, No. 3 (1986), pp. 241-245
Published by: The MIT Press
DOI: 10.2307/1578244
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1578244
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Abstract

The author reviews recent literature on the Golden Section and dynamic symmetry in contemporary art. Within this context, he explores the history and continuing relationship between art and science in twentieth-century art and design. He focuses on the influence of design theorist Jay Hambidge's theory of dynamic symmetry on three generations of artists by reviewing the work of selected American artists from 1920 to the present. The influence of dynamic symmetry in other fields is also examined.

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