Title: The golden ratio in facial symmetry
Authors: Prokopakis, E P ×
Vlastos, I M
Picavet, V
Nolst Trenite, G
Thomas, R
Cingi, C
Hellings, Peter #
Issue Date: Mar-2013
Publisher: International Rhinologic Society
Series Title: Rhinology vol:51 issue:1 pages:18-21
Article number: 10.4193/Rhino12.111
Abstract: Symmetry is believed to be a hallmark of appealing faces. However, this does not imply that the most aesthetically pleasing proportions are necessary those that arise from the simple division of the face into thirds or fifths. Based on the etymology of the word symmetry, as well as on specific examples and theories of beauty, we conclude that φ-value, a ratio also known as the golden ratio or the divine proportion, can also characterize symmetrical forms. Therefore, we propose the utilization of this ratio in facial aesthetics.
ISSN: 0300-0729
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Clinical Immunology
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