How is beauty defined? the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, arising from sensory manifestations (as shape, color, sound, etc.), a meaningful design or pattern
How is beauty defined by other culture? Greek Japanese define beauty from a rational point of view; "we are all geometers", attracted to men with better proportion and symmetry Plato - beautiful objects incorporated proportion, harmony, and unity among their parts. harmony Aristotle -the universal elements of beauty were order, symmetry, and definitenesssymmetry Perfectionist of the west Wabi-sabi ( ) "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect Wabi = rustic simplicity Sabi = beauty or serenity wisdom in natural simplicity
Acropolis of Athens Many of the proportions of the Parthenon are alleged to exhibit the golden ratio.
The Golden Ratios Fibonicci numbers ( named after Leonardo Fibonicci of Pisa) 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55……… Ratio of neighboring numbers is 1 to 1.618, 3:5, 5:8, 8:13 most aesthetically pleasing proportion, in art, architecture & human form Golden Ration 1:1.618, 3:5, 5:8, 8:13
Fibonicci sequences appear in nature Yellow Chamomile head showing the arrangement of 21 (blue) and 13 (aqua) spirals
Principles and Elements of Design Principles of Design Fundamental guidelines to aesthetic design Elements of Design The components or ingredients of design
How Can I Participate in NPC Join the Conditioning Team – Thursday mornings Join the Designing Team – Saturday mornings Join the Break Down Team – Monday afternoons or evenings Join the Special Group Projects Team Christmas – put up special decorations for sanctuary and church campus Easter – create and maintain Easter garden
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