Sunday, February 3, 2013

Class Notes from Feb/28/2013

  • To Design: A planned arrangement of visual elements
  • Point, Line, Plane
  • Principles of Design: unity/harmony/simplicity/emphasis/focal point/scale/proportion/balance/rhythm
  • Konstantine Broncusi- 20th C. sculptor; lyrical, simplified sculptures
  • Abstraction: distort, simplify, convey a meaning
  • Analysis: problem solving and communicating an idea
  • Perception: nature, art history, and culture
  • Compare/Contrast
  • 2D/3D world
  • Positive/Negative
  • Space/Shape
  • 3D Design: length, width, depth
  • 3D Design: defined by x, y, z
  • How does light affect surface on the form?
  • Hierarchal Structure
  • David Smith
  • Art & Design: Form an/or function? Which is more important?
  • Examples of Form and Function: Clothes, Cars, Interior
  • Does form determine function?
  • Marcell Breuer-Furniture Designer

  • Design for a specific market
  • Thomas Eriksson: abstracted, simplified first aid kit
  • Serial Planes: repetition of flat planes

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