Having noted that there are observers here of differences, which lead to one pattern being discernable from another very similar, can I pose a question?
Did aesthetics come second to industrial expediency in this piece:http://www.hogelandshoeve.nl/66pix/question%2016s.jpg
Surely were you to design a plate with three-way divider, you would use any multiple of three, in this case nine ribs, rather than eight, for the pattern, thus allowing the ribs to follow the lines in the pattern?
So, was the three-way divider, a socially acceptable division, and thus more in accord with public taste, than the idea of a four partition concept, even where it spoils the design? Or was the idea of spending money on a new divider mould too costly???
Does this echo landscape planting, where it is more acceptable to plant specimen items, or arrange plants in groups of odd number, than use even numbers? (even allowing for the eccentricities of the Fibionacci series).
Ideas gratefully welcomed,
MarcusLa Casson tells me, from near slumber, that 3 and 8 work, when taken in the context of the "Golden Section".Now I'm very confused :oops: