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Transformations in Design

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

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  • Date Published: October 1994
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print October 1998
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521384605

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  • Style and stylistic change are central issues in the study of art and architecture. Over the past hundred years various important theories of style and its changes have been proposed by scholars in a diversity of disciplines, from the historian Heinrich Wolfflin to the economist Herbert Simon. In this book, a new and innovative approach is developed that looks not only at traditional questions about stylistic change but also sets up a formal model through which to analyse change and to structure innovation. Styles are defined in terms of rule-based, compositional systems called shape grammars. Shape grammars have been used widely in recent years to describe a variety of styles in architecture, landscape design, painting and the decorative arts. As this book demonstrates, stylistic change is characterised in terms of different transformations of the grammars that define styles.

    • This book is all about style in art - from the grecian urn to the Manhattan skyscraper
    • Full of information on shape grammars - very important for architects
    • Technical but never incomprehensible - will appeal to engineers and architects as well as historians of art and architecture
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    • Date Published: October 1994
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521384605
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 256 x 180 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.805kg
    • contains: 220 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print October 1998
  • 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.

  • Author

    Terry Weissman Knight

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