
golden section


A proportion in which the ratio of the whole to the larger part is the same as the ratio of the larger part to the smaller when a line is divided into two segments. The ratio is approximately 1.618. The reciprocal of 1.618 is approximately 0.618.
Proportions based on the golden section are believed to be eyepleasing and can be found all around us in many paintings, buildings, and designs.

