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Geometry of Design: Studies in Proportion and Composition By Kimberly Elam,

  • Title: Geometry of Design: Studies in Proportion and Composition
  • Author: Kimberly Elam
  • ISBN: 9781568982496
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 DesiAt 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.
    Geometry of Design Studies in Proportion and Composition 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 pr

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    1. Designers and artists will be intrigued by Kimberly Elam s visually rich investigation of proportion, form, and composition I tend to draw intuitively, placing elements in a picture where they seem to fit My ability to illustrate was definitely sharpened by my years in design school working with grid systems and analyzing the composition of posters and page layouts Kimberly Elam s book echoes that experience by closely examining everything from a Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Chair to a Toulouse L [...]

    2. The golden ratio in design it does a great job of highlighting the use of the golden ratio as it has vellum pages illustrating the design proportions overlaying a photograph of the actual object.

    3. A great little book about geometry and design with a focus on the golden ratio and root rectangles I really liked the use of overlays to show clear geometry of easy to identify designs Would recommend to anyone interested in the golden ratio in art and design.

    4. No existen manuales para medir la est tica y belleza en las creaciones de dise o, eso es cierto Aun as este interesante tomo explica con sencillez y con una vasta cantidad de ilustraciones los elementos de proporci n y composici n que contribuyen indudablemente a crear objetos y construcciones notables La autora revisa conceptos matem ticos y geom tricos ancestrales que explican el talento humano para entender la naturaleza misma de la belleza.Con delicadas inserciones en papel velum, elaborados [...]

    5. This is a short book on design and composition that focuses on a handful of popular ratios and geometrical constructions and then overlays those constructions on professional design work and architecture to reveal the geometric framework underpinning the works of art The initial geometric portion of the book focuses on the golden rectangle and root rectangles, showing how they are constructed and subdivided After this initial material, the book launches into a series of examples involving art ra [...]

    6. I m obviously guessing at the date I finished this book I remember taking it out of the library at University and hanging it on to it until they wouldn t let me renew any I loved the velum paper overlays of the geometry of well know pieces of art and design I always love to know that what I m doing, where I m putting something in a composition is for a damn good reason, like a law of mathematics It s obviously not always the case that I do everything to strict geometric rules, but it s a good ba [...]

    7. It is a brilliant collection of design examples and how they follow proportion and composition rules It covers pieces from classic paintings to architecture starting with a digestible theoretical ground that holds the hand of the reader through the vast ammount of examples The displayed pieces are analysed through several glasses and the use of semi transparent paper on top to overlay the relationship between elements Well achieved and a great reference book, I recommend this one to everyone tha [...]

    8. I m not a person that is trained in design, but I love the correlation between nature and geometry The book started out with those comparisons, but went into geometry and key posters of the past as well as furniture.Mies van der Rohe, Jules Cheret, A M Cassandre I enjoyed learning about Root Rectangles and Golden Section rectangles and triangles, but that was only the first 42 pages of the book I m guessing this book might be a short study for a graphic designer.

    9. Yet another essential volume for a graphic designer s library It s small, it s quick, it s priceless I generally dislike graphic design books They tend to be written by knowledgeable folks who love reading their own incoherent words coughRANDcough Kimberly Elan s books Grid Systems being another are worth every penny you pay for them as far as I m concerned.

    10. Bought this after taking it out of the library Worth having as a reference, but honestly, this whole Golden Section debate is absurd She justifies its use when the overlays don t even line up the way she describes But a good exercise.

    11. If you like math and design, pick this book up.It s nerd tastic The lovely images and diagrams are just an added bonus

    12. Another great from Princeton Architectural Press Makes proportion in design dead simple, and doesn t expect visual people to learn via math equations Just show me, and I ll get it And I did.

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