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Cover Quote: November 1977

Beauty in nature and beauty in mathematics are sometimes closely associated. But there is a difference. Nature’s beauty dies. The day dawns when the nautilus is no more. The rainbow passes, the flower fades, the mountain crumbles, the star grows cold. But beauty in mathematics—the divine proportion, the golden rectangle, spira mirabilis—endures for evermore.



- H. E. Huntley
The Divine Proportion: A Study in Mathematical Beauty, 1970
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