The Diagonal. An illustrated monthly magazine devoted to the explanation of the rediscovered principles of Greek design, their appearance in nature and their application to the needs of modern art. (Vol. 1 issues 1-12 complete)

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1919. Softbound. Brown illustrated and printed wraps. 12 issues in a small binder, each issue is loose and complete (meaning the 8issues have not been bound). Typically 20-30 pages each, with illustrations. VG+, each issue with the blindstamp of the original owners on the upper edge of the cover in decorative letters. Item #141078

A scarce and fine complete run of the first volume of this epic and important magazine for which Jay Hambidge served as the rudder and engine. Each article is well-illustrated. Typical articles found in each issue would be similar to these, found in Issue 1: The Dynamic Symmetry of the Plant; Dynamic Symmetry of the Human Figure For Advanced Students; The Difference Between Dynamic and Static Symmetry; The Arithmetical Analysis of the Bronze Mirror Design; The Elements of Dynamic Symmetry; Methods of Manipulating the Plan Form s of Nature; The Root Rectangle and the Rectangle of the Whirling Squares; The Rectangle of the Whirling Squares; The Root Rectangles; What Instruments to Use. Issue 2 articles include: The Dynamic Symmetry of The Plant How Dynamic Symmetry Was Discovered; The Dynamic Symmetry of The Human Figure For Advanced Students Lesson II; The Area Composition of The Rectangle so Far Considered; Geometrical Analysis of the Front Elevation of The Skull and Arithmetical Proof; Sources For The Study Of Dynamic Symmetry; A Simple Cooking Utensil As A Greek Masterpiece; The Elements of Dynamic Symmetry; Rhythmic Themes of The Whirling Square Rectangle; Root-Five Rectangles Within The Rectangle of The Whirling Squares and Arithmetical Analysis; Other Subdivisions of The Whirling Square Rectangle; Continuation of The Elements of The Root-Two Rectangle. An important reference to Hambidge and his pioneering work, and very uncommon especially as a complete run in such fine condition.

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