Chapter 1Form and Space

Seeing Form and Space

Categories of Form

Putting Stuff Into Space

Compositional Strategies

A Foundation for Meaning

I am convinced that abstract form, imagery, color, texture, and material convey meaning equal to or greater than words.

Katherine McCoy

Graphic designer and former director,Cranbrook School of Design

There is no longer agreement anywhere about art itself, and under these circumstances we must go back to the beginning, to concern ourselves with dots and lines and circles and all the rest of it.

Armin Hoffmann

Graphic designer and former director,Basel School of Design: 1946–1986


Form is stuff—including ...

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