Saturday, October 29, 2011

LECTURE: “A Proportional Approach to the Fine Arts and Architecture”

Please join us for a lecture on Monday, October 31 from 5-6 PM in the cast hall. 

Steven Bass will talk about proportion and the use of numbers and geometry as design tools.  This traditional practice draws it's power from an ancient metaphysical world view often associated with the philosophies of Pythagoras and Plato.  This presentation outlines such a view and attempts to relate it to the fine arts today.  Topics included are: the difference between symbolic and mathematical number, the pursuit of beauty, the manifestation of numerical "powers" including the elusive Golden Section, and what these ideas imply for the role of the artist in society.

Steven Bass is an architect and Fellow of the ICAA  He is a graduate of Pratt Institute and the Royal College of Art, in London.  He is currently in practice and teaches courses on proportion in architecture, and instructs in ICAA's Beaux Arts Atelier.

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