platonic solids: earth, air, water & fire . . .

an excerpt from the above link:
the dodecahedron has been a source of metaphysical interest for at least two thousand years. like a crystal or gem, its facets and symmetries compel our eyes
& hearts to observe life more deeply. some have believed that the dodecahedron represents an idealized form of divine thought, will, or idea. to contemplate this symbol was to engage in meditation upon the divine. it is known that figures like pythagoras, kepler, and leonardo, among many, were educated in these sacred geometries, and held many beliefs about them and their role in the universe . . .
the synergetics hierarchy of concentric polyhedra
synergetics: r. buckminster fuller, in collaboration
with robert w. gray and e. j. applewhite

tensegrity and kenneth snelson
wilson alwyn bentley’s snow crystal museum
thompson, d’arcy wentworth (1860-1948),
on growth and form, the internet archive

karl blossfeldt photography
the karl blossfeldt archive in germany
platonic solids: earth, air, water & fire from the iD1 crew:
aaron rumpza • anja lindner • beatrice gratton • catharina hoffmann •
christiane hilmer • christian reißig • christian walter • daniela penagos •
david messerer • eva haslbeck • felicitas muschalla • franz zünkler • jannik strobl • johannes eich • julia parlow • julius lehmann • khanh-minh luong • laura weihs •
lena schweizer • madita flohe • manuela rettermayer • marina almanstoetter • markus wasmeier • marlies joachim • matthias seidl • matthias gschwendtner • miriam kreuzer • nathalie festl • nathalie jodl • nick kerscher • nicola ziel •
ralf winklmeier • sarah kuch • zlatin aleksiev •

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posted 21 November 2014

categories education, photos