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Art of Three-Dimensional Design

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Publisher Comments:

Prepared by a nationally known teacher of art and design, this guide to the creation of space figures in design points out the countless possibilities inherent in the basic geometric surfaces and solids. It demonstrates how they can be transformed into three-dimensional design motifs, and it encourages the reader's imagination to envision in the round the space figures he draws and sketches as rough notations. It also shows how to reduce natural and man-made forms to their geometric equivalents and, by new combinations, create original three-dimensional products.

Mr. Wolchonok approaches his subject through an investigation of the properties of the various geometric surfaces—plane, prismatic, cylindric, pyramidal, conical, spherical, ribbon and sheet surfaces and surfaces of revolution—and demonstrates ably how each of these can be modified, adapted, and transformed into many new forms. He shows how designs can be constructed from combinations of surfaces—for example, how intersections between cylinders, prisms and pyramids can be used in designing such objects as candelabras, receptacles, or table legs. He discusses repetition of motif and the rhythmic flow of surfaces; he describes and illustrates more than two hundred variations of human and animal forms that can be constructed in stone, clay, silver, brass, copper, or wood with combinations of three-dimensional geometric forms.

This book will be a source of constant reference for interior designers, sculptors, ceramists, silversmiths, product designers, architects, display craftsmen, furniture designers, and all those whose hobbies or professions make use of three-dimensional design.

Synopsis:

Profusely illustrated guide shows how basic shapes and surfaces — plane, prismatic, cylindric, conical, spherical, more — can be adapted and combined to create hundreds of new designs. Over 100 illustrations.

Table of Contents

Preface

1 INTRODUCTION

2 FUNDAMENTAL DEFINITIONS

3 THE PLANE SURFACE

4 BASIC SURFACES

    PLATE A Surfaces composed of planes and single rule developable surfaces

    PLATE B Non-developable surfaces

5 THE PRISM AND PRISMATIC SURFACES

    PLATE A Surfaces whose faces are varied figures of three or more sides

    PLATE B Sheet and wire-combing forms

    PLATE C The dynamic diagonal in the skeletal wire prism

    PLATE D The prismatic module-combinations varying in size and shape

    PLATE E Plane surface angular variants from the square prism (title design)

    PLATE F Further variants including cylindric surfaces (tile design)

    PLATE G Variations in over-all shape through rearrangement of prismatic parts

6 CYLINDRIC SURFACES

    PLATE A Combining surfaces in which the cylindric surface is featured

7 THE PYRAMID AND PYRAMIDAL SURFACES

    PLATE A Open pyramidal surfaces using line elements and partial surfaces

    PLATE B Combinations of planes and pyramids-redistribution of segments to form new space conbinations

    PLATE C Structural pyramids

    PLATE D Pyramidal combinations and variants as applied to ceramics

8 CONES AND CONICAL SURFACES

    PLATE A Space designs using conical surfaces in combination with connecting lines and planes

    PLATE B Conical surface variants showing practical applications

9 THE SPHERICAL SURFACE

    PLATE A Free-form variants

    PLATE B The spherical surface in combination with other surfaces

10 SURFACES OF REVOLUTION

    PLATE A Meridian sections of surfaces of revolution

11 THE RIBBON SURFACE

12 STEPPING OUT OF THE PLANE

    PLATE A Plane surfaces with varying contours bent into space transformations

    PLATE B Extension of planes into space figures through combination with other planes and cylindric surfaces

    PLATE C Projection of lines and surfaces into space to unite with plane (jewelry design)

13 THE SHEET SURFACE

    PLATE A Sheet surfaces showing linear elements and various connecting lines

    PLATE B Surfaces determined by curved lines

    PLATE C Connecting lines and surfaces suggested by the curved lines

14 COMBINATIONS OF SURFACES AND SOLIDS

    "PLATE A Intersections between cylinders, prisms, and pyramids"

    PLATE B Various treatments of the candelabra

    PLATE C Architectural forms showing combinations of surfaces

    PLATE D Ceramic receptacles

    PLATE E Variations in the treatment of table legs

15 SPACE CURVES

16 DESIGN OF TABLE TOP

    PLATE A The Square top and variants

17 ANGULAR TRANSFORMATION OF TREE FORM

    PLATE A Space effect heightened by sharp changes in the direction of various parts

18 THE PLAN AND ITS SPACE EQUIVALENTS

    PLATE A Space interpretation in which two of the curved surfaces are non-developable

    "PLATE B Plane, cylindric, and conic surface variants of four plans"

    PLATE C A front elevation and its space interpretations

19 REPETITION OF MOTIF

    PLATE A Modified open triangular prism repeated in varying combinations

    PLATE B Repetition of two-part motif derived from triangular prism

20 RHYTHMIC FLOW OF SURFACES

    PLATE A Continuous flow of line

    PLATE B Changes in rhythm produced by changes in direction and in the number of elements

    PLATE C Repeated changes in the character of surfaces

21 ANIMAL FORM

    PLATE A Cubic interpretation of natural figures

    PLATE B Variants derived from the squirrel

    PLATE C Serpentine and elliposoidal simplifications

    PLATE D Six elephants

    PLATE E Birds especially suited for ceramic and jewelry design

    PLATE F Free interpretation of birds

22 THE HUMAN FIGURE

    PLATE A The skeletal wire figure

    PLATE B Variants based on Figure 2 of Plate A

    PLATE C Variants based on Figure 1 of Plate A

    PLATE D Variations on a theme

    PLATE E Angular interpretations of the human head

    PLATE F Sheet figure compositions

    "PLATE G Motion, tension, flow of line"

    "PLATE H Repose, opposition, continuity"

    PLATE I Open-figure compositions

    PLATE J Dancing figures

    PLATE K Block and pyramidal derivatives

    PLATE L Pyramidal variants

    PLATE M Wire-line figures allowing free interpretation of surfaces

    PLATE N Sheet and wire compositions

    PLATE O Musical figures

    PLATE P Variants showing the interplay of concave and convex figures

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486222011
Author:
Wolchonok, Louis
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Art Instruction
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Basic techniques
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Geometrical drawing
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Art-Miscellaneous Techniques
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Art Instruction
Publication Date:
19690601
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
169
Dimensions:
11 x 8.13 in 1.25 lb

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