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Geometry of Design, Second Edition, Revised and Updated

Studies in Proportion and Composition

By Kimberly Elam

7 x 8-1/2 in; 144 pp;
Paperback
August 2011
ISBN 9781616890360
ISBN10 1616890363

SKU# 9781616890360

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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, Second Edition, Revised and Updated


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Geometry of Design, Second Edition, Revised and Updated

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 takes a close look at a broad range of twentieth-century examples of design, architecture, and illustration (from the Barcelona chair to the paintings of Georges Seurat, from the Braun hand blender 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 art, design, or architecture 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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7 x 8-1/2 in; 144 pp;
Paperback
August 2011
ISBN 9781616890360
ISBN10 1616890363
Kimberly Elam is the head of the Graphic and Interactive Communication Design Department at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL. She also runs Studio Resource, Inc., a website for design educators.
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