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VOCABULARY ~ Problem 2: curvilinear volumes

September 7, 2016

ARTS 123

Elements of Design with Rowena Reed

Use this as a companion to your reading of Problem #2

 

 

Vocabulary from Problem 2: Curvilinear Volumes

These should be in your notes to Self for chapter 2. In some cases you may want to draw your example or definition in order to see it in action.

Rectilinear

Composition

Curvilinear volumes

Dynamic… relationship

Tension (3 kinds: betw. axes, betw. surfaces of planes, betw. accents of the curves)

Directional forces

Balance

Precarious balance

Volume

Plane

Line (implied, directional)

Mass

Proportion

Character

Diagonal axis

Solids: sphere, hemisphere, cone, cylinder, ovoid, ovoid plinth, half ovoid, round plinth

Join

Negative volume around positive forms

Activation

Dependent visual balance

Independent visual balance

Visual structure

 

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