Showing posts with label symmetry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label symmetry. Show all posts

Monday, February 07, 2011

Two by Two

I don't know about you, but I find great comfort in the use of symmetry.  Whenever I see an out of control corner of my home, or an overly disheveled area, I use a little natural symmetry to restore a sense of calm and order.  Maybe this is due to my OCD nature, or maybe as Paul Valery pointed out, "The universe is built on a plan of profound symmetry, which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect. "

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"I don't know if it's a sign of all the chaos that is happening out there or not, but I've lately craved the structure and order of classical music and the balance and symmetry."   - Helen Reddy


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“The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful."  - Aristotle

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"The most general law in nature is equity-the principle of balance and symmetry which guides the growth of forms along the lines of the greatest structural efficiency. "  - Herbert Read


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And I wanted to thank Laura of Built With Dreams for featuring my home this weekend on her lovely blog.  According to Laura's About section, Built With Dreams is dedicated to "real homes, where real people live – not “homes” that have been put together for a decoration magazine, but homes that people put together to make of them a cozy place to live."  So head on over and check out the new blog on the block!