Download Book Structure and Form in Design: Critical Ideas for Creative Practice

    Structure and Form in Design: Critical Ideas for Creative Practice
Authors Michael Hann
Year 2013
Publication Bloomsbury Academic; 1 edition (August 1, 2013)
ISBN 9781847887429, 9781847887436
Pages 320 pages
Size 21634 KB
Language English
Format EPUB
Price 4 $ 0.8 $ Ben discount

Abstract

This book provides a critical examination of structure and form in design, covering a range of topics of great value to students and practitioners engaged in any of the specialist decorative arts and design disciplines. The complexities of two-dimensional phenomena are explained and illustrated in detail, while various three-dimensional forms are also discussed.In the context of the decorative arts and design, structure is the underlying framework, and form the resultant, visible, two- or three-dimensional outcome of the creative process. Whether hidden or visually detectable in the final design, structure invariably determines whether or not a design is successful in terms of both its aesthetics and its practical performance. Hann successfully identifies various geometric concepts, and presents and discusses a number of simple guidelines to assist the creative endeavours of both accomplished and student practitioners, teachers and researchers.