'You do not have to be a New Ager to conclude that the only world order in which human nature can happily exist is the sacred order, the cosmological expression of ideal harmony and proportion which connected the esoteric base behind every ancient lasting civilisation.'
- John Michell
This is the last published work by John Michell and it is appropriate that it is one of his greatest. John was passionate about sacred proportion and a champion of traditional units of measure. Since the 1960s, he had been putting together beautiful watercolours and diagrams on this theme and they provide the chief visual delight of this book, alongside Allan Brown's appropriate and excellent computer-drawn versions. They bring alive the geometrical and numerical structure of nature in a powerful and pleasing manner, illustrating a text that will repay careful study and inspire artists and scientists alike.
Scenes from the official book launch at The Tabernacle in Ladbroke Grove, London W 11 on 11th November 2009