This series, the Fibonacci Numbers, was formulated in the 13th
century, but there is very good reason to suppose that the numbers
concerned were known at a very much earlier date, utilized in diverse
ways and influenced choices to an extent that has determined the nature
of many present day modes. "
||"The Abyss of Time: An architect's history
of the Golden Section" explores the nature of
the famous Fibonacci
Series, its ability to produce the Golden Section proportions that
regularly appear in ancient architecture, and the possibility that the
Series (in conjunction with a hypothetical "Megalithic Foot") may once
have been used as the basis of a standard measurement scale and system
of architectural units in historic and prehistoric times.
talented architect, artist and musician, Hutchinson left an
essentially-complete manuscript for "Abyss" -
when he died in
1973, his collection of essays on the reconstruction of missing details
and forgotten information itself became another "missing book", whose
name and contents could only be deduced from contemporary newspaper
cuttings and lecture programmes.
thirty-five years, and typeset and printed with modern technology,
is now finally being published for the first time, in 2008.
i-xii, 1-178, paperback, 234×156mm,
b&w figures and
includes index, price GBP
9-99, USD 14-99
1st July 2008