This richly illustrated examination of visual arts in the European
tradition shows how the great masters employed the "golden mean"
and other geometrical patterns to compose their paintings. Author
Charles Bouleau explores a tremendous variety of ancient and modern
works: the Parthenon friezes, Italian mosaics, the Bayeux Tapestry,
and Gothic stonemasons' marks of France and Germany as well as
paintings by Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee, and Pollock. His... more...