History of Greek landscape

21/02/2013 15:11

In mathematics, and particularly geometry, the Greeks discovered a world of perfection, purity and beauty that could never be sullied by the realities of daily life. It was a sublime refuge from the imperfect world around them. Straight lines, level planes, perfect circles: they're so clean, crisp and definite. It is obvious that they loved mathematics magical theories and specially geometry and its forms. So they practiced formal geometric landscape design. They shaped the informal nature in a formal way. The design ramifications of the Greeks' love for geometry have extended far beyond the geometric patterns for decorative borders that we know as "Greek-key" geometric patterns.