Principles of Form and Design

Author: Wucius Wong

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471285526

Category: Design

Page: 352

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An unprecedented package that gives readers the content of three important references by one of today's most influential design writers. This is a master class in the principles and practical fundamentals of design that will appeal to a broad audience of graphic artists and designers.

Principles of form and design

Author: Wucius Wong

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 352

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An unprecedented package that gives readers the content of three important references by one of today's most influential design writers. This is a master class in the principles and practical fundamentals of design that will appeal to a broad audience of graphic artists and designers.

Principles of Two-Dimensional Design

Author: Wucius Wong

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471289609

Category: Architecture

Page: 104

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Understanding the elements of two-dimensional design and the infinite options available in organizing choices made are at the core of this book. Wong surveys all concepts of forms and structures, covering most situations in two-dimensional composition, formal or informal.

Design Elements, Form & Space

A Graphic Style Manual for Understanding Structure and Design

Author: Dennis Puhalla

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1592537006

Category: Design

Page: 168

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This is the first volume of the Design Elements series each focusing on a core element of the designer's toolbox. Created with the design student in mind, the series offers a comprehensive reference for understanding and effective application of the core building blocks for designers. Volumes will break down the rules and elements related to each specific subject and outline how and when to apply effective usage and when it's OK to break the rules. Both text book and design reference, this is a library which every designer needs. It promises a solid understanding and usage rules for the core elements of design and providing application-oriented inspiration as a crucial teaching tool

Principles of Three Dimensional Design

Author: Wucius Wong

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 112

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Helps beginning designers think sculpturally by examining the elements of three-dimensional design and the use of simple planes and lines in geometric construction

Design by Nature

Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design

Author: Maggie Macnab

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132622416

Category: Art

Page: 312

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In Design by Nature: Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design, author Maggie Macnab takes you on an intimate and eclectic journey examining the unending versatility of nature, showing how to uncover nature’s ingenuity and use it to create beautiful and compelling designed communications. Written for designers and creative thinkers of all types, this book will guide you through a series of unexpected a-ha! moments that describe relationships among nature, art, science, technology, and design. Through explanation and example, you will learn about natural processes, consisting of everyday patterns and shapes that are often taken for granted, but that can be used effectively in visual messaging. Explore the principles all human beings intuitively use to understand the world and learn to incorporate nature’s patterns and shapes into your work for more meaningful design. By recognizing and appreciating a broad range of relationships, you can create more aesthetic and effective design, building communications that encompass the universal experience of being part of nature, and that are relevant to a worldwide audience. Teaches how to understand and integrate the essential processes of nature’s patterns and shapes in design Includes key concepts, learning objectives, definitions, and exercises to help you put what you learn into practice Features a foreword by Debbie Millman and reviews and discussions of practice and process by some of the world’s leading designers, including Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, and Ellen Lupton Includes profiles of street artist Banksy, creative director and author Kenya Hara, and typographical designer Erik Spiekermann

Web Form Design

Filling in the Blanks

Author: Luke Wroblewski

Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

ISBN: 9781933820255

Category: Computers

Page: 226

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Forms make or break the most crucial online interactions: checkout (commerce), registration (community), data input (participation and sharing), and any task requiring information entry. In Web Form Design, Luke Wroblewski draws on original research, his considerable experience at Yahoo! and eBay, and the perspectives of many of the field's leading designers to show you everything you need to know about designing effective and engaging Web forms.

Foundations of Landscape Architecture

Integrating Form and Space Using the Language of Site Design

Author: Norman Booth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470635053

Category: Architecture

Page: 372

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A visually engaging introduction to landscape architectural design Landscape architectural design seeks to create environments that accommodate users' varying lifestyles and needs, incorporate cultural heritage, promote sustainability, and integrate functional requirements for optimal enjoyment. Foundations of Landscape Architecture introduces the foundational concepts needed to effectively integrate space and form in landscape design. With over five hundred hand-rendered and digital drawings, as well as photographs, Foundations of Landscape Architecture illustrates the importance of spatial language. It introduces concepts, typologies, and rudimentary principles of form and space. Including designs for projects such as parks, campuses, and memorials, this text provides the core concepts necessary for designers to shape functional landscapes. Additionally, chapters discuss organizational and spatial design structures based on orthogonal forms, angular forms, and circular forms. Helping students, professionals, and lifelong learners alike, Foundations of Landscape Arch-itecture delivers a concrete understanding of landscape architectural design to inspire one's imagination for countless types of projects.

Principles of Three-dimensional Design

Objects, Space, and Meaning

Author: Stephen Luecking

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130959751

Category: Art

Page: 154

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/9597E-9, 0-13-095975-8, Luecking, Stephen, Object, Space, and Meaning: Principles of Three Dimensional Design/ This book provides a thorough examination of form and organization concepts, and sets them in artistic, cultural, and theoretical contexts. It covers the traditional principles of an introduction to three-dimensional design, but with a slant that shows them to be viable and effective while linked to more contemporary approaches. This necessitates illustrations taken from highly diverse societies, and a large number of examples drawn form nature and science. Chapter topics include problem solving; forms in space; planes in space; organization; surface and relief; mass and void; line and point; color and material; structure; time and kinetics; notes on meaning; place; and virtual space. For use by community art centers, and other teachers of three-dimensional art.

Principles of Color Design

Author: Wucius Wong

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Color in design

Page: 210

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An introduction to colour for all graphic designers and artists. This revised edition offers 50 per cent new material, including coverage of electronic colour and 11 series of colour guides, with each series representing a family of colours

Musical Structure and Design

Author: Cedric Thorpe Davie

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486216292

Category: Music

Page: 181

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Clear, elementary explanation of basic forms, Renaissance to 1900, with many works analyzed. Nature and function of concerto, sonata, etc., clarified with nonmusical analogies; illustrated in detailed analysis of specific piece of music.

Architecture

Form, Space, and Order

Author: Francis D. K. Ching

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118004825

Category: Architecture

Page: 448

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A superb visual reference to the principles of architecture Now including interactive CD-ROM! For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated Third Edition features expanded sections on circulation, light, views, and site context, along with new considerations of environmental factors, building codes, and contemporary examples of form, space, and order. This classic visual reference helps both students and practicing architects understand the basic vocabulary of architectural design by examining how form and space are ordered in the built environment.? Using his trademark meticulous drawing, Professor Ching shows the relationship between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultural boundaries. By looking at these seminal ideas, Architecture: Form, Space, and Order encourages the reader to look critically at the built environment and promotes a more evocative understanding of architecture. In addition to updates to content and many of the illustrations, this new edition includes a companion CD-ROM that brings the book's architectural concepts to life through three-dimensional models and animations created by Professor Ching.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Between Principles and Form

Author: Paul Laseau,James Tice

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471288831

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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Despite the renewed interest in Frank Lloyd Wright and the increasing body of literature that has illuminated his career, the deeper meaning of his architecture continues to be elusive. His own writings are often interesting commentaries but tend not to enlighten us as to his design methodology, and it is difficult to make the connection between his stated philosophy and his actual designs. This book is a refreshing account that evaluates Wright′s contribution on the basis of his architectural form, its animating principle and consequent meaning. Wright′s architecture, not his persona, is the primary focus of this investigation. This study presents a comprehensive overview of Wright′s work in a comparative analytical format. Wright′s major building types have been identified to enable the reader to pursue a more systematic understanding of his work. The conceptual and experiential order of each building group is demonstrated visually with specially developed analytical illustrations. These drawings offer vital insights into Wright′s exploration of form and underscore the connection between form and principle. The implications of Wright′s work for architecture in general serves as an important underlying theme throughout. This volume also integrates the research of several noted scholars to clarify the interaction of theory and practice in Wright′s work, as well as the role of formal order in architectural experience in general. By seeing how Wright integrates his intuitive and intellectual grasp of design, the reader will build a keen awareness of the rational and coherent basis of his architecture and its symbiotic relationship with emotional, qualitative reality. A graphic taxonomy of plans of Wright′s building designs helps the reader focus on specific subjects. Among the diverse areas covered are sources and influences of Wright′s work, domestic themes and variations, public buildings and skyscraper designs, and the influence of site on design. Complete with a chronology of the master architect′s work, Frank Lloyd Wright: Between Principle and Form is an important reference for students, architects and architectural historians.

Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design

Author: Ellen Mueller

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190225148

Category: Arts, Modern

Page: 336

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Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design is a core text for 4D foundational studies, offering students an accessible and hands-on introduction to the new elements and principles of time-based art. Suitable for both majors and non-majors, the book begins by reviewing basic aesthetic concepts and the principles and elements of 2- and 3D design to help students make connections between more familiar art forms and the new world of 4D design. Through a range of exercises and activities, students will hone improvisation, brainstorming, and critical thinking skills while gaining experience in a range of technologies related to 4D design such as simple video and audio recording and editing. Visit www.oup.com/us/mueller for additional material, including: - Interviews, videos, and audio files for a selection of examples cited throughout the text - Links and suggestions for online technical resources related to DSLR camera use, video editing, audio recording and editing, and stop-motion animation - Links to additional resources on artists and art for more in-depth learning

Design Principles and Problems

Author: Paul Zelanski,Mary Pat Fisher

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780155016156

Category: Art

Page: 334

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This book is the result of a unique collaboration between an artist who has taught basic design and an experienced professional writer of college textbooks. Together we have tried to create a book that prepares a solid foundation for studying all the fine and applied arts and is at the same time readable, interesting, and clear.

Design Elements

A Graphic Style Manual

Author: Tim Samara

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1616736364

Category: Design

Page: 272

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The graphic design equivalent to Strunk & White's The Elements of Style This book is simply the most compact and lucid handbook available outlining the basic principles of layout, typography, color usage, and space. Being a creative designer is often about coming up with unique design solutions. Unfortunately, when the basic rules of design are ignored in an effort to be distinctive, design becomes useless. In language, a departure from the rules is only appreciated as great literature if recognition of the rules underlies the text. Graphic design is a "visual language," and brilliance is recognized in designers whose work seems to break all the rules, yet communicates its messages clearly. This book is a fun and accessible handbook that presents the fundamentals of design in lists, tips, brief text, and examples. Chapters include Graphic Design: What It Is; What Are They and What Do They Do?; 20 Basic Rules of Good Design; Form and Space-The Basics; Color Fundamentals; Choosing and Using Type; The World of Imagery; Putting it All Together?Essential Layout Concepts; The Right Design Choices: 20 Reminders for Working Designers; and Breaking the Rules: When and Why to Challenge all the Rules of this Book.

Architecture

Form, Space, and Order

Author: Francis D. K. Ching

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118745086

Category: Architecture

Page: 447

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"This is an introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design, updated with new information on emerging trends and recent developments. The book is a visual reference that helps both students and professionals understand the vocabulary of architectural design by examining how space and form are ordered in the environment"--

Notes on the Synthesis of Form

Author: Christopher Alexander

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674627512

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

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"These notes are about the process of design: the process of inventing things which display new physical order, organization, form, in response to function." This book, opening with these words, presents an entirely new theory of the process of design. In the first part of the book, Christopher Alexander discusses the process by which a form is adapted to the context of human needs and demands that has called it into being. He shows that such an adaptive process will be successful only if it proceeds piecemeal instead of all at once. It is for this reason that forms from traditional un-self-conscious cultures, molded not by designers but by the slow pattern of changes within tradition, are so beautifully organized and adapted. When the designer, in our own self-conscious culture, is called on to create a form that is adapted to its context he is unsuccessful, because the preconceived categories out of which he builds his picture of the problem do not correspond to the inherent components of the problem, and therefore lead only to the arbitrariness, willfulness, and lack of understanding which plague the design of modern buildings and modern cities. In the second part, Mr. Alexander presents a method by which the designer may bring his full creative imagination into play, and yet avoid the traps of irrelevant preconception. He shows that, whenever a problem is stated, it is possible to ignore existing concepts and to create new concepts, out of the structure of the problem itself, which do correspond correctly to what he calls the subsystems of the adaptive process. By treating each of these subsystems as a separate subproblem, the designer can translate the new concepts into form. The form, because of the process, will be well-adapted to its context, non-arbitrary, and correct. The mathematics underlying this method, based mainly on set theory, is fully developed in a long appendix. Another appendix demonstrates the application of the method to the design of an Indian village.

Principles of Pattern Design

Author: Richard M. Proctor

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486263496

Category: Art

Page: 135

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"Brief, nontechnical instructions describe and illustrate each network upon which repeat patterns can be arranged, while a rich array of 280 illustrations depict historical and contemporary examples of pattern, many adapted from such diverse sources as a ancient Peruvian stone amulet, 12th-century mosaics, 13th-century damask, Japanese stencil designs, and much more. Decorative samples appear in macrame and embroidery, mosaics, painting, collage, sculpture, on wrapping paper and in other decorative art forms. A brief Vocabulary includes basic terms used to describe patterns and a concluding chaper explores the visual range of one particular motif - the Romanesque arch form."--BOOK COVER.