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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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This slim book presents examples of graphic art and design followed by analytical renderings and overlays to reveal their underlying geometric structure. Elam analyzes 25 designs that give designers and architects a clearer understanding of how to employ systems of proportion in their work. Illustrations.

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Kimberly Elam is chairperson of the Graphic and Interactive Communication Department at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.

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just what i need for my drawing studies. Clear explanations and ordered in thought, .
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781568982496
Subtitle:
Studies in Proportion and Composition
Author:
Elam, Kimberly
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Design & Drafting
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Composition
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
Design, industrial
Subject:
Composition (art)
Subject:
Fibonacci numbers
Subject:
Proportion
Subject:
Golden section
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Subject:
Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Interior Design - General
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Series:
Design Briefs
Series Volume:
00-486
Publication Date:
20010801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
22 cm. +
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , This slim book presents examples of graphic art and design followed by analytical renderings and overlays to reveal their underlying geometric structure. Elam analyzes 25 designs that give designers and architects a clearer understanding of how to employ systems of proportion in their work. Illustrations.
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