## The Elements of Dynamic SymmetryOriginally published as a series of lessons in Hambidge's magazine, The Diagonal, this engrossing book explains all the basic principles of dynamic symmetry. Part I covers fundamental rectangles while Part II explains compound rectangles, many of which were taken from or suggested by the analysis of Greek art objects. 118 illustrations. |

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User Review - Ellen Martens - GoodreadsI am struggling with this book. The information is potentially very useful to me as an artist, but the terminology is dense, and I am not very savvy in terms of math or complex geometry. That makes it very slow going. Luckily there is a glossary! Read full review

#### Review: The Elements of Dynamic Symmetry

User Review - GoodreadsI am struggling with this book. The information is potentially very useful to me as an artist, but the terminology is dense, and I am not very savvy in terms of math or complex geometry. That makes it very slow going. Luckily there is a glossary! Read full review

### Contents

THE DYNAMIC SYMMETRY OF THE PLANT | 1 |

SIMPLE RECTANGLES | 15 |

THE SQUARE OR UNITY | 17 |

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