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The Spirit of Design: Sacred Geometry in Architecture

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22 E 30th St
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New York, New York 10016
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 15
Teacher: Steve Bass

What you'll learn in this lecture class:

Architect Steve Bass presents a view of the proportional idea based in the ancient philosophical systems of Pythagoras, Plato and later Neo-Platonists.  In this view number and geometry, the substance of proportion, are endowed with qualitative, harmonic, life-like properties. 

These ideas are then linked to numerical and geometrical methods used to describe the elements of classical architecture in reference literature such as Vitruvius, Vignola and Palladio.  A central theme is the philosophical nature of beauty as a form of the good, beauty’s relation to proportion and its significance in classical art. 

Such a view of beauty not only fully justifies the study of the classical elements today but could even provide a pathway out of the alienation, anxiety and intentional ugliness of modernism.


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