At last, a mathematical explanation of how art works presented in a manner we can all understand. Kimberly Elam takes the reader on a geometrical journey. Kimberly Elam takes the reader on a geometrical journey, lending insight and Geometry of Design-the first book in our new Design Briefs Series-takes a close. Geometry of Design has ratings and 19 reviews. Jack said: Designers and artists will be intrigued by Kimberly Elam’s visually rich investigation of p.

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Her first book, Expressive Typography, Word as Image Van Nostrand Reinhold, identifies and analyzes methods by which words can transcend didactic meaning and become images.

It’s obviously not always the case that I do everything to strict geometric rules, but it’s a good basis and now a subconcious thing I do when designing, and I think that seeing in black and white in the book helped cement that. Through detailed diagrams these geometric systems are brought to life giving an effective insight into the design process.

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I always love to know that what I’m doing, where I’m putting something in eesign composition is for a damn good reason, like a law of mathematics! I loved the velum paper overlays of the geometry of well know pieces of art and design.

The book has two weaknesses. This is a short book on design and composition that focuses on a handful of popular ratios and geometrical constructions and then overlays those constructions on professional design work geometey architecture to reveal the geometric framework underpinning the works of art.

She relates the forms in design, architecture, and art to naturally occurring forms such as a Nautilus shell or a pine cone. Jan 21, Meagan rated it really liked it. Bought this after taking it out of the library. LordAlan L. Geomety is a brilliant collection of design examples and how they follow proportion and composition rules.


Geometry of Design

Samantha rated it liked it Apr 02, Feb 09, Pj rated it liked it Shelves: Dec 19, Lorenzo Elaam campos rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 12, Libby rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m guessing this book might be a short study for a graphic designer. They resound in man by an organic elqm, the same fine inevitability which causes the tracing out of the Golden Section by children, old men, savages and the learned. Other editions – View all Geometry of Design: Account Options Sign in.

Mkd rated it did not like it Sep 06, Refresh and try again. Kimberly Elan’s books–Grid Systems being another–are worth every penny you pay for them as far as I’m concerned. Open Preview See a Problem? Susan rated it did not like it Oct 14, 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.

Studies geomettry Proportion and Composition. After this initial material, the book launches into a series of examples involving art ranging across the 20th century. Popular passages Page She must really think Vitruvius was Greek.

Lists with This Book. Really sweet illustrations of the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio. The initial geometric portion of the book focuses on the golden rectangle and root rectangles, showing how they are constructed and subdivided. I really liked the kiberly of overlays to show clear geometry of easy to identify designs.

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Geometry of Design: Studies in Proportion and Composition

Aug 30, L rated it liked it. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. The book started out with those comparisons, but went into geometry and key posters of the past as well as furniture The golden ratio in design – it does a great job of highlighting the use of the golden ratio as elan has vellum pages illustrating the design proportions overlaying a photograph of the actual object.


But a good exercise. My ability to illustrate was definitely sharpened by my years in design school working with grid systems and analyzing the composition of posters and page layouts. Oct 22, jonathan berger rated it really liked it.

Geometry of Design: Studies in Proportion and Composition by Kimberly Elam

Nurg rated it liked it Feb 01, Farzad Sadjadi rated it really liked it Aug 12, Common terms and phrases A. I’ve recently asked for this book for a Christmas pressie- fingers crossed for Santa so I’ll always have it to refer to.

Aug 19, See-ming Lee rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 19, Don rated it really liked it. Geometry of Design-the first book in our new Desi At last, a mathematical explanation of how art works presented in a manner we can all understand. I generally dislike graphic design books. Aug 16, Erica Chang rated it really liked it. Marie Joy rated it liked it Nov 21, They tend to be written by knowledgeable folks who love reading their own incoherent words coughRANDcough.