You got the number wrong, it is 1 : 1.618.I head that there is some ratio of 1:1.68 that is considered an ideal for designing. What does this ratio mean and how do you actually use it?
I have seen it taught in do-it-yourself books. Let's say you have a room and you want to put wallpaper on the wall, some color at the bottom, some different color at the top, and a wooden rail separating them. How high would you put the wooden rail? Golden ratio. Bottom : top = 1 : 1.618. Or you have a tiled bathroom, with a horizontal stripe of tiles to add some color. How high? Golden ratio.Does anyone actually use this? Is this even taught in design school?
Indeed it was.Was that a serious statement?
500 pages of do it yourself for doing anything in and around your house. How to erect and paint a fence, how to install everything in a bathroom, how to tile it and make it look nice, anything you need to know to improve your house.do-it-yourself books for interior design or graphic design?