A Golden Rectangle is a rectangle in which the
ratio of the length to the width is the Golden
Ratio. The Ratio is equal to
1.618033988749894842, or 1.62.
In other words:
What ever the width of the rectangle
is, multiply it by 1.62 to get the length.
If you have a Golden Rectangle and you cut
a square off it so that what remains is a
rectangle, that remaining rectangle will
also be a Golden Rectangle. You can keep
cutting these squares off and getting
smaller and smaller Golden Rectangles.
For Example . . . . . . . .
As you can see, no
matter how may times
you cut squares out of
a golden rectangle, you
will still end up with a
The Golden Rectangle has been admired and
used since ancient times. The reason for the
golden rectangle's charm is that it is
considered to be one of the most pleasing
shapes to look at. Our human eye perceives
the golden rectangle as an especially
beautiful geometric form.
Mesopotamians and Greeks were
aware of the beauty of the
Golden Rectangle and used it to
create many different buildings.
One of the most famous and
beautiful buildings, built in
ancient Greece on the Acropolis,
is called the Parthenon. It was
created about 2500 years ago.
Just as the golden rectangle was pleasing to
ancient Greeks, it is still pleasing to modern
Plastic surgeons have used the golden
section and some of its relatives to make
a mask that he claims is the most
beautiful shape a human face can ever
have, it used decagons and pentagons as
its function that embodies phi in all other
dimensions. The most beautiful faces are
the ones that are the most easily
recognizable as human.
The prefect smile; the two front teeth
form a golden rectangle (which is
said to be one of the most visual,
satisfying, of forms, as it is formed
with sides of 1 and 1.618.)
In order to find the length, multiply
17 by 1.62.
- Use a tape measure.
- Measure from your pupil to your chin.
- Then, Measure your forehead.
- Then divide the two measurements.
- If you get an answer close to 1.62, your face is almost
considered a golden face.