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What is a Medicine Wheel?

By |2019-07-13T03:19:00+03:00July 13th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

In some Native American cultures, the medicine wheel is a metaphor for a variety of spiritual concepts. A medicine wheel may also be a stone monument that illustrates this metaphor. Historically, the monuments were constructed by laying stones in a particular pattern on the ground-oriented [...]

An Introduction to Concrete Art

By |2019-06-26T17:02:00+03:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Concrete art was an art movement with a strong emphasis on geometrical abstraction. The term was first formulated by Theo van Doesburg and was then used by him in 1930 to define the difference between his vision of art and that of other abstract artists [...]

Vastu Shastra: The Science of Architecture

By |2019-03-06T15:34:35+03:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , |

Vastu Shastra (vāstu śāstra) is a traditional Hindu system of architecture which literally translates to "science of architecture." These are texts found on the Indian subcontinent that describe principles of design, layout, measurements, ground preparation, space arrangement, and spatial geometry. Vastu Shastras incorporate traditional Hindu [...]

Works of Art and Architecture Designed With the Golden Ratio

By |2019-01-17T01:59:24+03:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Many works of art are claimed to have been designed using the golden ratio. However, many of these claims are disputed, or refuted by measurement. The golden ratio, an irrational number, is approximately 1.618; it is often denoted by the Greek letter φ (phi). Early [...]

12 Facts You Need to Know About Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia

By |2018-07-10T18:58:48+03:00July 10th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , |

For 135 years, Barcelona's Sagrada Familia has slowly been marching its way toward completion. The focal point of famed architect Antoni Gaudí's career, the church has undergone trials and tribulations but is finally reaching the end of construction. An unforgettable part of Barcelona's skyline, its [...]