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1 Composition & Layout 1 László Moholy-Nagy, Composition #19, 1921

2 Composition is the arrangement of all the elements to make the piece work as a whole László Moholy-Nagy, Composition #19, 1921

3 Unity is created by using consistent style & treating elements similarly 3 Henri Matisse, La danse (1909)

4 Creating Unity 1. Color of armor does not match the helmet 2. Details of the armor’s surface area differ

5 New media design requires unity because it requires many images in one screen or across many pages or screens Bill Viola, Hall of Whispers, 1995

6 Unity Tools 1. Space --Grouping or arranging in a pattern 2. Line --Similar line quality, direction devices 3. Shape-- Groups of similar shapes 4. Value-- Similar values, consistent light source 5. Texture-- Similar textures 6. Color-- Similar hues, tints, shades Mariko Mori, Birth of a Star,

7 Mariko Mori Birth of a Star, 1995 Miko No Inori, 1996 Pure Land,

8 Layout is the arrangement of all the elements of a design in a way so that they work together 8

9 Content read left to right, top to bottom Important elements near top Most important elements are larger than rest Captions near images “Next” or “continue” near bottom 9

10 Working with the Grid Grid: A series of intersecting lines to align placement of elements on page. See )www.gdbasics.com/)html/grid/grid.html 10

11 Raphael. The School of Athens Fresco. Vaticano, Stanza della Segnatura, Rome

12 Summary Composition is the arrangement of all the elements to make the piece work as a whole 2. Two important aspects of composition are unity and layout 3. Unity is created by using consistent style & treating elements similarly 4. Layout involves arranging all of the elements or images of a design to work together


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