Geometry of Design Studies in Proportion and Composition
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Description: At last, a mathematical explanation of how art works presented in a manner we can all understand. Kimberly Elam takes the reader on a geometrical journey, lending insight and coherence to the design process by exploring the visual relationships that have foundations in mathematics as well as the essential qualities of life. Geometry of Design-the first book in our new Design Briefs Series-takes a close look at a broad range of twentieth-century examples of design, architecture, and illustration (from the Barcelona chair to the Musica Viva poster, from the Braun handblender to the Conico kettle), revealing underlying geometric structures in their compositions. Explanations and techniques of visual analysis make the inherent mathematical relationships evident and a must-have for anyone involved in graphic arts. The book focuses not only on the classic systems of proportioning, such as the golden section and root rectangles, but also on less well known proportioning systems such as the Fibonacci Series. Through detailed diagrams these geometric systems are brought to life giving an effective insight into the design process.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 8/1/2001
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Kimberly Elam teaches in the Department of Industrial Design at Ohio State University & is a principle partner in her design consulting firm.
|Proportion in Man and Nature|
|Cognitive Proportion Preferences|
|Proportion and Nature|
|Human Body Proportions in Classical Sculpture|
|Human Body Proportions in Classical Drawing|
|Le Corbusier's Regulating Lines|
|Construction of the Golden Section Rectangle|
|Golden Section Proportions|
|Golden Section and the Fibonacci Sequence|
|Golden Section Triangle and Ellipse|
|Golden Section Dynamic Rectangles|
|The Root 2 Rectangle Construction|
|DIN System of Paper Proportioning|
|Root 2 Dynamic Rectangles|
|Root 3 Rectangle|
|Root 4 Rectangle|
|Root 5 Rectangle|
|Comparison of Root Rectangles|
|Visual Analysis of Design|
|Bauhaus Ausstellung Poster|
|East Coast by L.N.E.R. Poster|
|Der Berufsphotograph Poster|
|Konkrete Kunst Poster|
|Illinois Institute of Technology Chapel|
|Musica Viva Poster|
|Furstenberg Porzellan Poster|
|Braun Aromaster Coffee Maker|
|Il Conico Kettle|
|Image and Photo Credits|