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What is the difference between ratio and proportion? Do pentagons, hexagons and heptagons really each have their own characters? What is the most beautiful rectangle? Is there a secret to great art? In this beautiful little book, art educator Michael Schneider presents a groundbreaking synthesis of proportion in the ancient world. From temples to dinner plates, paintings to pots, archways to jewellery,discover the eternally useful tools and techniques of the masters.