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Elements & Principle

What are the elements of design? shape, space, line, form, color and texture
What are the principles of design? balance, rhythm, proportion/scale, emphasis, unity
What is the principle repetition? the element is copied or repeated
How does texture affect color? smooth surfaces reflect more light, rough surfaces reflect more light
What do curved lines suggest? a more feminine room.
What is the difference between horizontal, vertical, and radial balance? horizontal-both sides are equal, vertical-top and bottom are equal, radial-radiate from center
What do diagonal lines suggest? movement
What is space? the area provided for a particular purpose.
What are the four types of rhythm? Gradation, radiation, repetition and continuous line
What is asymmetrical balance? Example? parts of design not exactly the same but equal in visual weight. Ex. a table with diferent picures on each side
What is the difference between horizontal and vertical lines? horizontal make your eyes move side to side, vertical make your eyes move up and down.
What is the golden mean? 3 to 5 ratio
What is the difference between shape and form? shape is 2 dimensions, form is 3 dimensions
What are the five types of balance? symmetrical, asymmetrical, horizontal, vertical and radial.
What does unity or harmony mean? all elements and principles of design work together to create harmony
What are the two things texture involves? how the texture appears to feel and how it actually feels when touched.
What are the four types of line? horizontal, vertical, diagonal and curved.
What is proportion? each parts are the right size to belong to the whole
Which of the five types of balance suggests excitement or interest? informal
What is symmetrical balance? Example? when both sides are identical ex. butterfly
What is emphasis? What is another name for it? one object in the room that stands out, also called the focal point.
What happens when you use a continuous line? your eyes move around the room.
What is another name for symmetrical balance? formal balance.
What is another name for asymmetrical balance? informal balance.
What is the difference between gradation and radiation? gradation is when something changes gradually in size, or one element of design changes. Radiation is when lines or designs move out from the center point.
Created by: amcgrath