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Beauty & Harmony of Nature
The Authentic Models Octahedron is a Platonic figure of 8 triangles that represents the element of air. Authentic Models have produced a hand crafted model from delicate pieces of wood with intricate hand crafted joints. Finished in shades of beautifully distressed French finish honey, this model resembles the beauty and harmony of nature's perfection. It comes complete with a story hangtag, explaning all about Platonic figures.
The Platonic figures, the ‘supreme expression of the majesty of geometry’, were revered by philosophers and mathematicians of ancient Greece & the Renaissance. From Plato's time these forms had special interest to mathematicians and philosophers, representing the symbols for earth and fire, water and air.
The Divine Proportion
The powers of mathematics and science and its application to art were a favorite study of Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519), the quintessential Renaissance man. In 1509 Luca Paciola published the famous book 'De divina proportione' (The Divine Proportion), and Da Vinci, the book's illustrator, devised a method within to portray the five Platonic shapes in three dimensional perspectives. The shaded shapes he designed were related to the elements: the cube to Earth, tetrahedron to fire, octahedron to air, icosahedron to water, and dodecahedron to heavenly ether.
Enjoy the classic beauty and wonderful proportions of this timelessly intriguing Octahedron by Authentic Models.
Product Code: AR036 Brand: Authentic Models Colour: Brown
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