The Mathematical Intelligencer

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 30–31 | Cite as

Which is the most beautiful?

  • David Wells


Golden Ratio Regular Polyhedron Closed Unit Disk Aesthetic Appeal Practical Judgment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Wells
    • 1
  1. 1.Westbury on TrymBristolEngland

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