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Width

Width - Width is measurement of a shape/space from side to side. It is typically taken at right angles to the height. Related concept: heigh...

Warm Color

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Volume

Volume - Volume is the measured amount of space an object occupies. Volume refers to the space within an object. Applied Concept: In archite...

Visual Structures: Project Examples

AD 175: Visual Structures Project Examples It is recommended that projects utilize a template similar to the example temp...

Visual Structures: Overview

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Visual Structures: Goals and Objectives

AD 175: Visual Structures Goal and Objectives Core competencies Apply visual structures as fundamental elemen...

Visual Structures: Background

AD 175: Visual Structures Background The foundation of visual structures is derived from the computational theory of percep...

Visual Structures

AD 175: Visual Structures “Study of design in relation to visual perception and communication.” Visual Structures is the se...

Visual Field

The visual field can be loosely defined as “everything a person sees.” The visual field includes everything that is visually perceived. In the ca...

Velocity

Velocity - Velocity is the rate or speed of motion. It is the pace, speed, and/or tempo. Applied Concept: An object’s velocity can be correla...

Vanishing Point

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Unity

Unity - Unity implies structure and stability within a composition. It takes the separate elements and creates a whole. Unity differs from...

Theories and Practices of Art & Design

AD 485: Theories and Practices in Art and Design "Examination of the methods, production, values, philosophy, and critical ...

Theories and Practices in Art and Design: Goals and Objectives

AD 485: Theories and Practices in Art and Design Goal and Objectives Core competencies: Analyze and evaluate the...

The Foundations Program

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Texture

Texture – Texture describes the visual or tactile quality of a figure or object. Texture can be created visually through the use of multiple mark...

Tensile Force

Tensile force Tension - Tension is when something is in the state of being stretched or bent. Torsion - Torsion is a...

Tangent

A tangent exists when two elements barely touch, but do not overlap. A viewer may find it difficult to tell which element is in front of the othe...

Symmetry

Symmetry - Symmetry refers to visual elements mirrored to the other half of the surface or form, in the case of 3-dimensional objects. Symme...

Subtractive Color

Subtractive color - Subtractive color is created by light reflected off of a pigmented or dyed surface. Cyan, magenta, and yellow (CMY) are ...