content in brief
• visual analysis
• design history
• geometry & graphic design
• geometry & industrial design
• geometry & architecture
• golden section proportion
• root rectangle proportion

all levels: basic, intermediate, advanced

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geometry of design by kimberly elam

by kimberly elam
© princeton architectural press, 2001
at last, a mathematical explanation of how art works presented in a manner we can all understand. geometry of design 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. this book 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 hand-blender 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.

author information
kimberly elam is the chair of the graphic + interactive communication department at the ringling school of art and design, sarasota, florida. she is the author of "expressive typography, word as image," van nostrand reinhold, 1990, "geometry of design, studies in proportion and composition," princeton architectural press, 2001, "grid systems, principles of organizing type," princeton architectural press, 2004, "typographic systems," princeton architectural press, 2006, “line icons” ebook, at lulu.com, “paper food” ebook, at lulu.com. she has lectured and conducted workshops at numerous institutions.

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