ch - Curved lines Personify grace, charm, femininity,...

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ch. 3 Line and Composition  20:16 Composition The organization of different parts of elements to achieve a unified whole  Line Provides dominance of direction in a composition  Vertical lines Convey strength, height, dignity Direct and forceful Rigid and precise Often used for eveningwear, bridal, furs, tailored suits (career wear and men’s)  Horizontal lines Convey restful, calm, peaceful quality Visually, the wider something is, the shorter it looks Combine with verticals to counter this illusion  Intimate apparel, sleep wear, infants, casual wear Law of margins Viewing things in space   Bottom margin should be wider  Diagonal lines Convey sense of action, forcefulness. Dynamism, excitement Often used in active sportswear, juniors, children’s wear 
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Unformatted text preview: Curved lines Personify grace, charm, femininity, movement Frequently inspired by nature Often used in intimate apparel, fine jewelry, cosmetics. Bridal, and maternity Balance The symmetry of composition Equality of optical or visual weight 2 types: formal and informal formal bi symmetrical or obvious equal spacing from center refined, traditional, static used with expensive quality informal results when objects of unequal visual weight are spaced an different distance from center place visually heavier objects closer to center very interesting and dynamic results can be achieved requires greater skill requires ability to balance optical weight of the elements successfully 20:16 20:16...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course HUEC 3045 taught by Professor Leak during the Fall '10 term at LSU.

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