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Human body proportions in architecture.

 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:39 am    Post subject: Human body proportions in architecture. Reply with quote

As some have noted, the Luxor Temple's plan seems to reflect various proportions of the average human body/skeleton. This seems to check out, and also to apply to the Karnak and Abydos temples (if the Osirion is included as the 'head'). haven't tried it with other temple plans, yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if similar patterns were observed.

I also experimented overlaying the skeleton onto the plans of the first three churches to spring to mind, and also notice certain correlations.



Some of these buildings underwent different phases of construction, but I would deem it fairly self-evident that the end result in each case shows a correlation to human anatomy. Whether this was intentional or subconscious may be pondered. Apparently in Luxor the carvings in the various portions of the temple relate to the functions of the corresponding anatomical features.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz (Wikipedia)

R. A. Schwaller De Lubicz : The Temple of Man. - 132 p.
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