Composition is so vast that no single book -- let alone a slender volume like this one -- can cover it exhaustively. The principles and views presented here are representative of a variety of approaches to visual design: some are concerned exclusively with form; others with the psychology of form; and still others with ideological properties thought to be inherent in particular choices of visual pattern.
Introduction; Ruskin's nine laws of composition; Qualities ascribed to symmetry and asymmetry; Hierarchy and subordination versus 'democratic' or 'free' structure; Arnheim on the weight of pictorial elements; Alternate conceptions of balance; Rhythm; The Golden Section and centres of interest; Graham's model; Arnheim's structural map; Right and Left; Means for creating an illusion of depth; Special cases in the logic of space and form; Some analytical guidelines; Bibliography.
Series: Jysk Arkaeologisk Selskabs Skrifter: The Carlsberg Foundation's Gulf Project
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st December 1986
Publisher: Aarhus University Press
Country of Publication: DK
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 21.08
Weight (kg): 1.17