Transformations in Design: A Formal Approach to Stylistic Change and Innovation in the Visual Arts

Transformations in Design: A Formal Approach to Stylistic Change and Innovation in the Visual Arts

by Terry Weissman Knight

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521384605
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/06/1994
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Background: 1. Style and stylistic change: the tradition; 2. Languages and transformations: a new approach; Part II. Transformations of Languages of Designs: A formal Model: 3. Shape grammars: a standard format; 4. Recursive structures of shape grammars; 5. Transformations of shape grammars; Part III. Examples: 6. Transformations of the meander motif on Greek geometric pottery; 7. Transformations of De Stijl art: The paintings of Georles Vantongerloo and Fritz Glarner; 8. The transformation of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie houses into his Usonian houses; Notes; Index.

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