Design- arrangement of details whichmake up a piece of art (2 types) Structural Design Simple Purpose of object is easily recognized Ex. Pyramids, modern furniture Decorative Design Ornamentation of a basic structure
Proportion Isthe relationship of objects to one another and to the design as a whole Golden Rectangle Sides are in proportion of 2 parts to 3 • 2:3; 3:5; 5:8; 8:13; ____:____ Rectangle is best Square is least pleasing
Proportion continued….. Golden Section Division of a line is between ½ and 1/3 the distance from one end Golden Mean Odd numbers are more pleasing than even
Scale Overall size of an object compared with other objects Consider texture, color & pattern Pictures at eye level Special scale for particular areas Children’s room
Scale What is wrong w/ the ex. on top? Whatis different about the bottom ex.
Balance quality of a room that gives a sense of equilibrium2 types of balance Symmetrical Asymmetrical
Balance Symmetrical (formal balance) Identical objects arranged identically on each side of an imaginary line Conveys dignity and quiet Can be monotonous
Balance Asymmetrical Different shapes arranged differently on each side of imaginary line Remains interesting for a longer period of time 2 small things balance 1 large