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ELEMENTS OF DESIGN:FORM AND SPACE PRIMARY ELEMENTS OF DESIGN “All pictorial form begins with the point that sets itself in motion… The pont moves…and the line comes into being– the first dimension. If line shifts to form a plane, we obtain a two-dimensional element. In the movement from plane to space, the clash of planes gives rise to the body (three dimensional)... A summary of the kinetic energies which move the point into a line, the line into plane, and the plane into a spatial dimension.” Paul Klee The Thinking Eye: The Notebooks of Paul Klee 1961 POINT - A point marks a position in space. Conceptually, it has no length, width, or depth, and is therefore static, centralized, and directionless. ● As the prime element in the vocabulary of form, a point can serve to mark: ❖ The two ends of a line ❖ The intersection of two lines ❖ The meetings of lines at the center of a plane or volume ❖ The center of a field ● Although a point theoretically has neither shape nor form, it begins to make its presence felt when placed within a visual field. At the center of its environment, a point is stable and at rest, organizing surrounding elements and about itself and do ...
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