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The tradition of symmetry in architecture

In the tradition of symmetry is woven clearly distinguishable from the Renaissance, but originating in the Egyptian and ancient canons, anthropometric tradition of symmetry, updated in the twentieth century. For the Renaissance it is characteristic not just to depict the human body, but to comprehend its regularities, which are reduced to numerical ones. Perhaps this anthropometry influenced the construction of the first organic natural imitations in architectural theory, analogies that were later peculiarly refracted in the ideas of architectural bionics. These conventionally distinguished traditions - metaphysical, geometrical, anthropological and biomorphological - are identified in the likeness of concentric contours, crystalline...