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Dynamic Root Rectangles Part Three: Root-Three Rectangles, Palladian Applications

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“Dynamic symmetry” is the name given by Jay Hambidge to describe a system of incommensurable ratios for proportioning areas within design compositions. In Parts One and Two of a continuing series, we surveyed the elements of root-two, -three, -four, and -five rectangular systems and, using the root-two rectangle, explored diagonals, reciprocals, complementary areas, and other techniques for composing dynamic space plans. In Part Three, we apply these techniques to the root-three rectangle and consider architectural plans by Andrea Palladio.

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Fletcher, R. Dynamic Root Rectangles Part Three: Root-Three Rectangles, Palladian Applications. Nexus Netw J 10, 343–374 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00004-008-0075-0

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Keywords:

  • descriptive geometry
  • diagonal
  • dynamic symmetry
  • incommensurate values
  • root rectangles