On Composition: Symmetry


In the preface to his book Why Beauty Is Truth, Ian Stewart provides a glance at the importance of symmetry:

"Symmetry [...] plays a central role at the frontiers of physics, in the quantum world of the very small and the relativistic world of the very large. It may even provide a route to the long-sought Theory of Everything.

These concepts [those of quantum physics and relativity] , and more recent ones at the frontiers of today's physics, could not have been discovered without a deep mathematical understanding of symmetry."

Well, it seems that one famous and talented (indeed, our favorite) movie director had an innate understanding of it. Today, we stumbled upon this simple yet exquisite video about symmetry in Wes Anderson's films. Thanks @kogonada for sharing it with the world.