The Golden Section: The “True” Ratio?

@article{Piehl1978TheGS,
  title={The Golden Section: The “True” Ratio?},
  author={J. Piehl},
  journal={Perceptual and Motor Skills},
  year={1978},
  volume={46},
  pages={831 - 834}
}
  • J. Piehl
  • Published 1978
  • Mathematics, Medicine
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills
Seven rectangles with different ratios of the lengths of their sides but of approximately equal areas were presented to 120 subjects to assess their aesthetic preferences for each rectangle. The method of pair comparisons was used for presentation of the rectangles. Subjects tended to prefer the golden rectangle. Also rectangles in the vicinity of the golden rectangle were preferred to those deviating markedly from it. 
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