September 25 - Asymmetrical balance: no center point, calls...

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September 25, 2007 Triangle, pyramid, cone: structurally stable, appears tied to earth, points away from earth Vernacular tradition: architecture tied to a culture Square, cube: visually stable, little implied movement BALANCE Balance: structural balance, visual balance Visual weight: o Color: warm colors more visual weight, dark value more visual weight, high intensity more visual weight o Texture: rough more visual weight, shiny more weight than matte finish Visual weight: pattern (active more weight), size (bigger more weight), height (taller more weight), configuration (non normal lines more weight) Symmetrical balance/bilateral symmetry: you see it a lot, a human is symmetrically balanced
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Unformatted text preview: Asymmetrical balance: no center point, calls for more judgment Radial balance: center point, think of wheel/spokes coming out from center point Symmetrical balance: formal, sedate, order, passive, emphasizes center point Asymmetrical balance: informal, more active, give and take Radial balance: may lead eye to central point, more active than symmetrical, can be dynamic, common in natural objects (flowers), found more on a small scale RHYTHM Rhythm: metric, flowing, swirling, climactic Repetition, alternation, progression, continuous line movement, counterpoint (looking to one thing then another, back and forth) ways to get rhythm across...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course ITDS 1114 taught by Professor Mdcasto during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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