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Author Elam, Kimberly, 1951-

Title Geometry of design : studies in proportion and composition / Kimberly Elam.

Imprint New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©2001.


Location Call No. Status
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  750.1 ELEM, KIMBERLY    Check Shelf
Description 107 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm + 9 overhead transparencies.
Series Design briefs
Design briefs.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 104) and index.
Contents Proportion in man and nature -- Architectural proportions -- Golden section -- Root rectangles -- Visual analysis of design.
Summary A mathematical explanation of how art works, presented in a manner anyone can 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. She takes a close look at a broad range of twentieth-century examples of design, architecture, and illustration, revealing underlying geometric structures in their compositions. 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.--From publisher description.
Subject Proportion (Art)
Golden section.
Fibonacci numbers.
Composition (Art)
Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Art -- 20e siècle.
Composition (Art)
Fibonacci, Suites de.
Nombre d'or.
Proportions (Art)
Art, Modern. (OCoLC)fst00816615
Composition (Art) (OCoLC)fst00871739
Fibonacci numbers. (OCoLC)fst00923656
Golden section. (OCoLC)fst00944571
Proportion (Art) (OCoLC)fst01079240
Design. (DE-588)4011510-0
Fibonacci-Folge. (DE-588)4249138-1
Goldener Schnitt. (DE-588)4021529-5
Kunst. (DE-588)4114333-4
Proportionslehre. (DE-588)4175949-7
Proportion (Art)
Composition (Art)
Symétrie (Mathématiques)
Oeuvre d'art.
Nombre d'or.
Suite de Fibonacci.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Other Form: Online version: Elam, Kimberly, 1951- Geometry of design. New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©2001 (OCoLC)644896603
ISBN 1568982496 (pbk.)
9781568982496 (pbk.)
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