Composition

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A layout is constructed to convey a message, and this chapter describes how, within this context, devices such as balance and imbalance, harmony and discord, symmetry and asymmetry can be used to communicate this message. It also discusses issues related to how the audience/reader find their way around a design.

What is Composition?

Composition is the arrangement and organization of the various elements of a design, such as text and images.

Composition can be a difficult concept for students to understand because it can come across as a complex web of rules and regulations; dos and don’ts. So, before launching into guidelines and suggestions, we would like to get something clear: the intention of composition is to make ...

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