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Geometry of design : studies in proportion and composition

Author: Kimberly Elam
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©2011.
Series: Design briefs.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd ed., rev. and updatedView all editions and formats
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Using detailed diagrams and vellum overlays, explains how the science of measurement informs and creates beauty in nature and art and how we can use these techniques to create beauty in our own designs.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly Elam
ISBN: 9781616890360 1616890363
OCLC Number: 709408001
Description: 143 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Proportion in man and nature : Cognitive proportion preferences ; Proportion and nature ; Human body proportions in classical sculpture ; Human body proportions in classical drawings ; Facial proportions --
Architectural proportions : Architectural proportions ; Le Corbusier's regulating lines --
Golden section : Construction of the golden section rectangle ; Golden section proportions ; Golden section and the Fibonacci sequence ; Golden section triangle and ellipse ; Golden section dynamic rectangles --
Root rectangles : Root 2 rectangles construction ; DIN system of paper proportioning ; Root 2 dynamic rectangles ; Root 3 rectangle ; Root 4 rectangle ; Root 5 rectangle ; Comparison of root rectangle --
The process of geometric analysis : Tauromaquia 20 print ; Racehorses at Longchamp ; Ghent, evening painting --
Geometric analysis :Thonet Vienna Chair #14 ; Folies-Bergère Poster ; Bathing at Asnières painting ; Job poster ; Ball at the Moulin Rouge painting ; La Goulue arriving at the Moulin Rouge with two women painting ; Argyle chair ; Hill House chair ; Willow Tea Room chair ; Bauhaus Ausstellung poster ; L'Intransigéant poster ; East Coast by L.N.E.R. poster ; MR chair ; Barcelona chair ; Chaise longue ; Brno chair ; Wagon-bar poster ; Konstruktivisten poster ; Barrel chair ; Der Berufsphotograph poster ; Max Bill font ; Farnsworth House ; Plywood chair ; Philip Johnson Glass House ; Illinois Institute of Technology chapel ; Tulip chair ; Vanna Venturi House ; Vormgevers poster ; Fürstenberg Porzellan poster ; 1972 Munich Olympics pictograms ; L.E.B., London Electronic Board ; Majakovskij poster ; Braun Handblender ; Braun Aromaster Coffee Maker ; Il Conicon Kettle ; Volkswagen Beetle.
Series Title: Design briefs.
Responsibility: Kimberly Elam.

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Using detailed diagrams and vellum overlays, explains how the science of measurement informs and creates beauty in nature and art and how we can use these techniques to create beauty in our own designs.

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