4: The Law of Symetry

June 25, 2015

Imagine an edifice with a facade so extensive that it runs the risk of losing its unity. If, however, it were to have two like towers at its two extremes, its unity would be reconstituted by means of symetry.

Canada When the French wish to describe the dominating attitude of a man, they say that he has the air of a king receiving another king – “l’air d’un roi recevant un autre roi”. What comprises the beauty of a sovereign receiving another soveriegn? It is comprised precisely of the beauty of symetry, in which two equal principles contemplate one another and, in a certain way, augment each other.

The Solemn Entrance of Emperor Charles V, Francis I of France, and of Alessandro Cardinal Farnese into Paris in 1540.

The Solemn Entrance of Emperor Charles V, Francis I of France, and of Alessandro Cardinal Farnese into Paris in 1540.

In Christianity, the existence of many kings equal in force, glory and power was a precise expression of the principle of symetry.

 

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O Universo é uma Catedral: Excertos do pensamento de Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira recolhidos por Leo Daniele, Edições Brasil de Amanhã, São Paulo, 1997

[Nobility.org Translation]

 

1: of the Laws of Unity

2: The Law of Harmonic Transition

3: The Law of Proportion

 

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